Book Review: The Shallows

With The Shallows, Nicholas Carr establishes himself as a worthy successor to authors of groundbreaking books dealing with the history of technology, taking his place beside Lewis Mumford’s Technics and Civilization and Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media.
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Book Review: To Save Everything, Click Here

The glib title of To Save Everything, Click Here belies the serious nature of the book. A better indication of the Evgeny Morozov’s intent is provided by its subtitle: The Folly of Technological Solutionism. In this work, the author repudiates the idea that the majority of human problems can be addressed solely with technology, referring to this ideology as “solutionism.” In his view, such solutions appear to be successful only within their narrow framework, and often have unintended consequences.
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