Restoring the balance between the Tech and the Human,
This review is from: Revolution (Paperback)
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This book is more about humanity than technology. It is about correcting an out of balance relationship with communications technology, which the author terms `e-diction'. The book contains a great message - get back in control - and plenty of tips on how to do so. It's common sense, but some people need to be shown what common sense looks like.
There is a self-test exercise early in the book which to my surprise showed that I wasn't `e-dicted' at all - I expect members of my family would disagree! Of course I might be in 'denial', but that my relationship with communications technology is OK (relative to the authors perception), will have an impact on how I view the book.
Page 109 - "it is not necessary for you to agree with everything in this book, but if you grab a resolution or two and improve your relationship with your technology even a little bit, then the exercise will have been worth it".
I concur. There are plenty of very wise and challenging nuggets in this book - some of which were new or hadn't occurred to me before. They are worth having. But if you are seriously edicted, you probably won't be open to them (or even reading this). Whether you want to read 205 pages, curiously type-faced and liberally sprinkled with irrelevant illustrations, for a dozen nuggets of communications wisdom is also a pertinent question. There is quite a lot of repetition, but then if ediction is an issue for you, you might not get the message first time around.