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Against the Machine by Lee Siegel
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Apr 11, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: tech, education
Read from April 09 to 11, 2010

This is not technically a review, but a collection of words that bubbled out after I read this book.

If a person were to put all the interesting books filled with important questions about technology and society in one place, you would know to go someplace else to find this book.

There is something odd about the style of Siegel's writing. He presents some interesting ideas, like the application of Wittgenstein's "The world is all that is the case" to a discussion of isolation and the Internet age. Interesting, but the more I read, the more I asked myself if any of his ideas really mattered? Siegel manages to write well about the things that don't really matter enough to be considered.

In baseball, this is called a strike.
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