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Posts Tagged: Bill Keller

Lit-Link Round-Up

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This is my second-to-last round-up before I go on hiatus for my book tour, which is a sprawling, insane thing that’s lasting until the end of April, on and off. That’s nothing, of course, compared to the duration of some tours (the fabulous Adderall Diaries tour, for example, that gave birth to the Daily Rumpus), but I […]

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Bill Keller on Books

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Bill Keller is doling out more contentious opinions! We already found out what he thought about twitter— its consequences on our cognitive abilities and its potentially deleterious effect on the well-being of his thirteen year-old daughter. But now he is taking a break from insulting ephemeral communication to critique good, old-fashioned books. Why critique those […]

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Changing Our Habits, Not Twitter

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Cathy Davidson wrote a response to Bill Keller’s article on the pitfalls of twitter, “The Twitter Trap.”  She defends technology with some historical and neuroscience-based evidence, calling for a restructuring of our habits, instead of a complete dismissal of current technological changes. “But that’s not about technology, it’s about humanity. Between the human brain and […]

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