Hamlet's Blackberry Building a Good Life in the Digital Age

ISBN-10: 0061687170
ISBN-13: 9780061687174
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Authors: William Powers
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

William Powers, a former staff writer for the "Washington Post", has written about media, technology, and other subjects for a wide variety of publications, including the "Atlantic", the "New York Times", and "McSweeney's". This book grew out of research he did as a fellow at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. A two-time winner of the Arthur Rowse Award for media criticism, he lives on Cape Cod with his wife, author Martha Sherrill, and their son. This is his first book.

Prologue: The Room
Introduction
What Larks?: The Conundrum of the Connected Life
Busy, Very Busy: In a Digital World, Where's the Depth?
Hello, Mother: The Magic of Screens
Gone Overboard: Falling Out with the Connected Life
Solutions That Aren't: The Trouble with Not Really Meaning It
Beyond the Crowd: Teachings of the Seven Philosophers of Screens
Walking to Heaven: Plato Discovers Distance
The Spa of the Mind: Seneca on Inner Space
Little Mirrors: Gutenberg and the Business of Inwardness
Hamlet's BlackBerry: Shakespeare on the Beauty of Old Tools
Inventing Your Life: Ben Franklin on Positive Rituals
The Walden Zone: Thoreau on Making the Home a Refuge
A Cooler Self: McLuhan and the Thermostat of Happiness
In Search of Depth: Ideas in Practice
Not So Busy: Practical Philosophies for Every Day
Disconnectopia: The Internet Sabbath
Afterword: Back to the Room
Acknowledgments
Notes
Further Reading

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