Read The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution by David Shenk Free Online


Ebook The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution by David Shenk read! Book Title: The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution
Loaded: 2626 times
Reader ratings: 6.6
The author of the book: David Shenk
Edition: Indiana University Press
Date of issue: August 1st 1999
ISBN: 0253336341
ISBN 13: 9780253336347
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.39 MB
City - Country: No data

Read full description of the books:



"David Shenk looks at the new face of our world with a curiosity and connection-making responsiveness that make him exhilarating to read. These are bits, takes, provisional sweeps at issues still coming into focus, but taken together they give us a startling glimpse of where we are. Shenk is so close to the present that most readers will mistake it for the future." --SVEN BIRKERTS, author, THE GUTENBERG ELEGIES

"If the world of constant, instantaenous communication makes you a little nervous from time to time, David Shenk can explain why. This book is a very useful antidote to the endless praise lavished on the new electronic mediums. Read it slowly!" --BILL McKIBBEN, author, THE AGE OF MISSING INFORMATION

In this provocative collection of essays, David Shenk expands his enlightened skepticism to include thoughts on the dangers of online journalism, the ethical implications of digital photography, and the misguided hopes for computers in the classroom. Shock-jocks, computerized toys, Microsoft-bashing, and genetic testing are all subject to his incisive and discerning criticism.

Is Shenk just another neo-Luddite determined to bash all things digital? Hardly. This self-described technology enthusiast--and avid fan of the Internet--is simply interested in clear-eyed analysis of how machines we use actually affect our lives. As one of the founders of the Technorealism movement, he insists that new technologies must be appraised for their ability to achieve traditional human ends, rather than embraced merely for novelty's sake. The End of Patience includes vignettes from Shenk's conversations with some of the most provocative technology thinkers of our time, including Mitch Kapor, Steven Johnson, Esther Dyson, Douglas Rushkoff and Steve Silberman.


Download The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution PDF The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution PDF
Download The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution ERUB The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution PDF
Download The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution DOC The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution PDF
Download The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution TXT The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution PDF



Read information about the author

Ebook The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution read Online! David Shenk is the award-winning and national-bestselling author of six books, including The Genius in All of Us: New Insights Into Genetics, Talent, and IQ ("deeply interesting and important" - New York Times), The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic ("remarkable" - Los Angeles Times), Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut ("indispensable" - New York Times), and The Immortal Game: A History of Chess ("superb" - Wall Street Journal). He is a popular lecturer, a short-film director, and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com. He has contributed to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Harper's, Spy, The New Yorker, NPR, and PBS. Shenk lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Reviews of the The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution


KIAN

Something a favorite author wrote.

SOPHIE

The book is very deep! Tip for Reading.

GEORGE

This book would read to every man for ...

LUCY

The butterflies in my stomach have died ...




Add a comment




Download EBOOK The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution by David Shenk Online free

PDF: the-end-of-patience-cautionary-notes-on-the-information-revolution.pdf The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution PDF
ERUB: the-end-of-patience-cautionary-notes-on-the-information-revolution.epub The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution ERUB
DOC: the-end-of-patience-cautionary-notes-on-the-information-revolution.doc The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution DOC
TXT: the-end-of-patience-cautionary-notes-on-the-information-revolution.txt The End of Patience: Cautionary Notes on the Information Revolution TXT