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|Description:||xv, 267 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Prologue : the room --
pt. 1. 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 --
pt. 2. 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 --
pt. 3. In search of depth : ideas in practice --
Not so busy : practical philosophies for every day --
Disconnectopia : the Internet sabbath --
Afterword : back to the room.
"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".-- Provided by publisher.
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- Internet -- Social aspects.
- Quality of life.
- Quality of Life.
- Digitale systemen.
- Technische ontwikkeling.