is a book that’s by turns smart, sad, and scathing. ...more
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It’s true that when I speak of machines I also mean dimensions. ...more
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Howard Axelrod discusses his new book, THE STARS IN OUR POCKETS.
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“This reality is so much dustier, smellier, and bitterer than it seems through a screen.”
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Over at the New York Review of Books, Edward Mendelson writes apocalyptically about the way our lives are changing for the worse with the advent of the Internet, smartphones, and “the cloud,” infecting every facet of our increasingly public lives. So, go outside, or something?
Space sex! The science of being twitterpated. iPads can’t fix everything. The religion of technology. Need to police the police? There’s an app for that.
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On February 26, 1995, just about twenty years ago, Newsweek published an article by Clifford Stoll called “Why the Internet Won’t Be Nirvana.” In it, Stoll provides a litany of faults to be found in the nascent web. Although there’s a decidedly un-zen tone to the article, Stoll makes some surprisingly accurate predictions—right alongside some laughable ones. […]
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The Rumpus talks to David Bezmozgis about Israel, making fact into fiction, politics in novels, and his new book,
The Betrayers. ...more
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I dare say I’m not the only iPhone owner who’s also a fan of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy–the book, not the film. Smartphones in general seem to be turning into the technology Douglas Adams envisioned all those years ago, and while they may not (yet) provide you with an introduction to Eccentrica Gallumbits […]