High Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian

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Anchor Books, 2000 - Education - 221 pages
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The author of Silicon Snake Oil offers a provocative and controversial critique of the educational applications and benefits of computers and provides a commonsense look at how technology can be best utilized and controlled in the modern world. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
 

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High-tech heretic: why computers don't belong in the classroom and other reflections by a computer contrarian

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Computer gadfly Stoll is a prophet crying out in the high-tech wilderness. In this jeremiad against the cult of computing, particularly in the classroom, he argues that inspiring teachers, library ... Read full review

Contents

Arrogance of the Techies
111
Software Guinea Pigs
127
The Tyranny of the Ugly Computer
135
Information Is Power
141
Help Im Stuck at a Help Desk
149
The Connected Library
155
Planned Obsolescence
165
New Uses for Your Old Computer
171
The Plague of PowerPoint
179
Isolated by the Internet
197
All Truth
211
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About the author (2000)

Clifford Stoll, an MSNBC commentator, a lecturer, and a Berkeley astronomer, is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Cuckoo's Egg and Silicon Snake Oil. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay area.

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