Saturday, January 22, 2011

Book Review - Alone Together - By Sherry Turkle - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from a review of Sherry Turkle’s latest book

In Turkle’s latest book, “Alone Together,” this optimism is long gone. If the Internet of 1995 was a postmodern playhouse, allowing individuals to engage in unbridled expression, Turkle describes it today as a corporate trap, a ball and chain that keeps us tethered to the tiny screens of our cellphones, tapping out trite messages to stay in touch. She summarizes her new view of things with typical eloquence: “We expect more from technology and less from each other.”

Book Review - Alone Together - By Sherry Turkle - NYTimes.com

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