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    DescriptionOur computers and mobile devices do wonderful things for us. But they also impose a burden, making it harder for us to focus, do our best work, build strong relationships, and find the depth and fulfillment we crave. How to solve this problem? Hamlet's BlackBerry argues that we just need a new way of thinking, an everyday philosophy for life with screens. William Powers sets out to solve what he calls the conundrum of connectedness. Reaching into the past--using his own life as laboratory and object lesson--he draws on some of history's most brilliant thinkers, from Plato to Shakespeare to Thoreau, to demonstrate that digital connectedness serves us best when it's balanced by its opposite, disconnectedness. Lively, original, and entertaining, Hamlet's BlackBerry will challenge you to rethink your digital life.


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    Title
    Hamlet's Blackberry
    Subtitle
    Building a Good Life in the Digital Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Powers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 267
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061687174
    ISBN 10: 0061687170
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: UBJ
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PDR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A31010200
    BISAC V2.8: COM032000, TEC052000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    Libri: I-TE
    DC21: 303.4833
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM079000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16360
    DC22: 303.48/33
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A93130000
    DC22: 303.4833
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HM851 .P688 2011
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    08 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "In this delightfully accessible book, Powers asks the questions we all "need" to ask in this digitally driven time. And teaches us to answer them for ourselves."--Maryanne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid