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You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
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Sep 26, 2011

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bookshelves: non-fiction, 2011

This was a 2.5 star for me that I picked up after the great New Yorker profile/review. He has a lot of interesting ideas, most of which were new ways of looking at things for me.

Some ideas challenged me, others I agreed with, and the rest I didn't know what to do with. He writes from a highly technical background, trying to translate into layman's terms and succeeding for the most part.

It's a formidable read, feels important, and for the most part pretty depressing about the future. There's some Get Off My Lawn moments, sure, but for the most part he has a point that he wants to make, and succeeds. A nice read for someone looking for that.

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Reading Progress

September 26, 2011 – Started Reading
September 26, 2011 – Shelved
September 26, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction
October 18, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 27, 2018 – Shelved as: 2011

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