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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Review: High-Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian

User Review  - Christopher DeMarcus - Goodreads

A light and ranty version of many arguments found in Postman's Technopoly. While older readers will be more likely to pick it up, younger readers would benefit the most. The rants about sitting ... Read full review

Review: High-Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian

User Review  - Rob O'Daniel - Goodreads

Some of the examples are dated, which I'm certain will be an immediate put-off for superficial readers, but this is an insightful look into the dangers of the "technology is good, so let's shovel it at kids" mindset that's overtaking public schools. Read full review

Contents

Why Computers Dont Belong
iv
Multimedia Comics
53
Arrogance of the Techies
109
Software Guinea Pigs
127
The Tyranny ot the Ugly Computer
135
Help Im Stuck at a Help Desk
149
The Connected Library
155
Planned Obsolescence
165
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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