Alone Together ; )

February 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Years ago MIT prof Sherry Turkle wrote The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit, a seminal book on the societal impact of the computer age. That was 1984 — before email, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, online dating, etc. She’s created another splash with the release of ALONE TOGETHER: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.

Sherry has been all over the media in the US and in Canada she’s appeared on Charles Adler’s syndicated radio program, was reviewed in The Toronto Star (as well as being mentioned in articles in the same paper by Leslie Scrivener and Vinay Menon) and Maclean’s, and interviewed by columnist Zosia Bielski in The Globe and Mail.

A great quote by Sherry Turkle from the New York Times Book Review: “We aren’t ‘happy’ anymore: we’re simply a semicolon followed by a parenthesis.” ; )

Published by Basic Books.


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