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    Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (CD-Audio) By (author) Sherry Turkle, Narrator Laural Merlington

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    DescriptionConsider Facebook--it's human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them. In "Alone Together," MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for--and sacrificing--in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.


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    Title
    Alone Together
    Subtitle
    Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sherry Turkle, Narrator Laural Merlington
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452631912
    ISBN 10: 1452631913
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: UB
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    B&T General Subject: 229
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM079010
    DC22: 303.48/33, 303.4833
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56310
    LC classification: HM851 .T86 2011B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    10 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Sherry Turkle is a professor of technology and society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of several books, including "Alone Together" and "simulation and Its Discontents." Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks.
    Review quote
    "Turkle's prescient book makes a strong case that what was meant to be a way to facilitate communications has pushed people closer to their machines and further away from each other." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review