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Smarter Than You Think

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SMARTPHONES, SMART USERS Wired columnist Clive Thompson argues that being too plugged in can actually be a good thing

Smarter Than You Think

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Clive Thompson
publisher:
The Penguin Press

We gave it a B+

For those of you who’ve ever worried that your constant Facebooking, tweeting, and smartphone usage are making you dumber, Clive Thompson has good news: Technology is actually making us smarter. The Wired columnist presents a well-researched case, in Smarter Than You Think, on the ways that technology is changing how we think for the better, bolstering our memory and sparking a renaissance in writing. Thompson makes complex concepts easily digestible, but his book is engaging because he focuses on real people and the extraordinary ways that technology is improving their lives. B+