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Hamlets BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age
Hamlets BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age William Powers 0061687162 9780061687167 A crisp, passionately argued answer to the question that everyone whos grown dependent on digital devices is asking: Wheres
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Hamlets BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers

A crisp, passionately argued answer to the question that everyone whos grown dependent on digital devices is asking: Wheres the rest of my life? At a time when were all trying to make sense of our relentlessly connected lives, this revelatory book presents a bold new approach to the digital age. Part intellectual journey, part memoir, Hamlets BlackBerry sets out to solve what William Powers calls the conundrum of connectedness. Our computers and mobile devices do wonderful things for us. But they also impose an enormous burden, making it harder for us to focus, do our best work, build strong relationships, and find the depth and fulfillment we crave. Hamlets BlackBerry argues that we need a new way of thinking, an everyday philosophy for life with screens. To find it, Powers reaches into the past, uncovering a rich trove of ideas that have helped people manage and enjoy their connected lives for thousands of years. New technologies have always brought the mix of excitement and stress that we feel today. Drawing on some of historys most brilliant thinkers, from Plato to Shakespeare to Thoreau, he shows that digital connectedness serves us best when its balanced by its opposite, disconnectedness.Using his own life as laboratory and object lesson, Powers demonstrates why this is the moment to revisit our relationship to screens and mobile technologies, and how profound the rewards of doing so can be. Lively, original, and entertaining, Hamlets BlackBerry will challenge you to rethink your digital life.

Author: William Powers

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Harper

Publication Date: 2010-06-29

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