Book Review: DistractedPosted: January 17, 2013
Last week I read Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age by Maggie Jackson. As a technophobe, I found this book entertaining and enlightening. While the author sometimes makes some stretches with her arguments and at times becomes too philosophical for me, she does raise some valid points about how our culture’s desire for technology can be detrimental to our attention, as well as the functioning of society as a whole. Likewise, I enjoyed the wide range of topics covered in her book, including topics of food (and our culture’s obsession with meals in one package), robots, and even literature.