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The best technology writing 2010, Julian Dibbell, editor

Label
The best technology writing 2010
Title
The best technology writing 2010
Statement of responsibility
Julian Dibbell, editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: The iPad. The Kindle. Twitter. When the Best Technology Writing series was inaugurated in 2005, these technologies did not exist. Now they define our 21st-century lives. As Julian Dibbell writes in his introduction to The Best Technology Writing 2010, "The digital is us. Yet for that reason, it is also something more, a lightning rod for our feelings about technology in general." Whether it is Sam Anderson's giddy but troubled defense of online distractions, David Carr's full-throated elegy to the dying world of pre-digital publishing, Steven Johnson's warm appreciation of Twitter's bite-size contributions to collective human intelligence, or Evan Ratliff's fascinating month-long quest to disappear without a digital trace, many of the essays gathered here register our intense and complicated fascination with digital media. But as Dibbell notes, these essays also remind us that some of the most disruptive and fascinating technologies continue to come from beyond the digital world. Jill Lepore's writing on the politics of breast-feeding gadgetry, Stephen Silberman's investigation of the placebo effect in pharmaceutical testing, Burkhard Bilger reporting on efforts to build a better cook stove for the developing world, and Tad Friend's profile of electric-car developer Elon Musk's efforts to head off environmental catastrophe all invite us to reflect on how many aspects of human experience remain fundamentally unchanged by digital technology. Packed with marvelous essays on technologies old and new, The Best Technology Writing 2010 is an outstanding addition to this "fantastic" (Cory Doctorow), "fascinating" (Chris Anderson) series. The Best Technology Writing 2010 includes essays written by: Sam Anderson, Burkhard Bilger, Joshua Bearman, Mark Bowden, David Carr, Douglas Fox, Tad Friend, Ben Greenman, Vanessa Grigoriadis, James Harkin, Adam Higginbotham, Alex Hutchinson, Steven Johnson, Kevin Kelly, Jill Lepore, Alexis Madrigal, Javier Marias, Mike Massimino, Evan Ratliff, Daniel Roth, Clay Shirky, Steve Silberman, Annie Trubek, Lawrence Weschler
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
T10.7
LC item number
.B47 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Technical literature
  • Technological innovations
  • Digital media
Label
The best technology writing 2010, Julian Dibbell, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Introduction / Julian Dibbell -- Vanish / Evan Ratliff -- Why we tweet / Steven Johnson -- Baby food / Jill Lepore -- Thinking machine / Douglas Fox -- David Hockney's iPhone passion / Lawrence Weschler -- Airships / Javier Marias translated by Margaret Jull Costa -- Naked truth / Ben Greenman -- Newspapers and thinking the unthinkable / Clay Shirky -- Do you own Facebook? Or does Facebook own you? / Vanessa Grigoriadis -- Answer factory / Daniel Roth -- Hearth surgery / Burkhard Bilger -- Inkjet counterfeiter / Adam Higginbotham -- Handwriting is history / Anne Trubek -- In defense of distraction / Sam Anderson -- Crime of shadows / Mark Bowden -- Global impositioning systems / Alex Hutchinson -- Plugged in / Tad Friend -- Caught in the net / James Harkin -- Telegraphs ran on electric air in crazy 1859 magnetic storm / Alexis Madrigal -- Technophilia / Kevin Kelly -- Can D I Y supplant the first-person shooter? / Joshuah Bearman -- Placebo problem / Steve Silberman -- Fall and rise of media / David Carr -- Tweet from space / Michael James Massimino -- About the contributors -- Acknowledgments
Control code
601346604
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780300165586
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017493
System control number
(OCoLC)601346604
Label
The best technology writing 2010, Julian Dibbell, editor
Publication
Contents
Introduction / Julian Dibbell -- Vanish / Evan Ratliff -- Why we tweet / Steven Johnson -- Baby food / Jill Lepore -- Thinking machine / Douglas Fox -- David Hockney's iPhone passion / Lawrence Weschler -- Airships / Javier Marias translated by Margaret Jull Costa -- Naked truth / Ben Greenman -- Newspapers and thinking the unthinkable / Clay Shirky -- Do you own Facebook? Or does Facebook own you? / Vanessa Grigoriadis -- Answer factory / Daniel Roth -- Hearth surgery / Burkhard Bilger -- Inkjet counterfeiter / Adam Higginbotham -- Handwriting is history / Anne Trubek -- In defense of distraction / Sam Anderson -- Crime of shadows / Mark Bowden -- Global impositioning systems / Alex Hutchinson -- Plugged in / Tad Friend -- Caught in the net / James Harkin -- Telegraphs ran on electric air in crazy 1859 magnetic storm / Alexis Madrigal -- Technophilia / Kevin Kelly -- Can D I Y supplant the first-person shooter? / Joshuah Bearman -- Placebo problem / Steve Silberman -- Fall and rise of media / David Carr -- Tweet from space / Michael James Massimino -- About the contributors -- Acknowledgments
Control code
601346604
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 338 p.
Isbn
9780300165586
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017493
System control number
(OCoLC)601346604

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