Hamlet's Blackberry : a practical philosophy for building a good life in the digital age /

"A soulful polemic that challenges the sacred dogma of the digital age--that the more we connect with others, the happier we are--arguing that as our electronic connectedness grows, we are pulled away from the relationships and experiences that give life texture, depth, and meaning"--

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Main Author: Powers, William, 1961-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Harper, [2010]
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-267). 
505 0 |a 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. 
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