You Are Not a Gadget

You Are Not a Gadget

Hardback Thorndike Nonfiction

By (author) Jaron Lanier

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  • Publisher: Thorndike Press
  • Format: Hardback | 366 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 218mm x 30mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 18 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Waterville, ME
  • ISBN 10: 1410427072
  • ISBN 13: 9781410427076
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Sales rank: 1,051,031

Product description

A groundbreaking book on our culture and the digital world by one of the legendary visionaries of the computer age. In the 1980s, Jaron Lanier was among the first to recognize the potential of the Internet as a transformative venue for creative expression, education, and communication. Now, as he considers an online culture filled with disposable film clips, blogs, and puerile discourse, he describes how the web has failed to live up to its early promise.

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"Lanier's bold and brilliant protest against cyberhype and exploitation is a tonic and necessary call for humanism." -- starred, "Booklist"