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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Powers, William, 1961-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Harper, [2010]
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.