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Data Smog
David W. Shenk

Classification : Communication Studies
Pub Date : Sep 04, 1997
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 192
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349109480
Price : 450

About the book
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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'David Shenk's brilliant book names the problem, describes it, and - God bless him - offers us help in coping with it' - Neil Postman
'Quite wonderful...a smart warning by a savvy afficionado of cyber-culture to be wary of too much of a good thing.' - Orville Schell
     
David W. Shenk
David Shenk works at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Centre at Columbia University in New York. This is his first book.

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