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Data Smog: SURVIVING THE INFORMATION GLUT By David W. Shenk

Data Smog: SURVIVING THE INFORMATION GLUT
by David W. Shenk

Subtitled SURVIVING THE INFORMATION GLUT this book shows that information is neither knowledge nor wisdom and that too much data can dull the mind.

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DATA SMOG begins with the author's own personal awakening from years of computer worship to the unwelcome side-effects from information mania. After confronting his own information anxieties and deflating his mislaid faith in the virtue of technology, he begins to see the entire world in a new light. Where before he viewed computers in the way they wished to be viewed, he now sees a technology industry whose raison d'etre is inducing a manic you're-not-keeping up anxiety; a culture getting hooked on the manic velocity of data and losing interest in slower, more thoughtful deliberation; and a world fragmenting to a perverse degree, losing its common information and drifting toward a less responsible democracy.

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GOR004185575
Data Smog: SURVIVING THE INFORMATION GLUT
David W. Shenk
Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1997-09-04
256
0349109486
9780349109480
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.