Book Reviews of Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter

Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
Everything Bad Is Good for You How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
Author: Steven Johnson
ISBN-13: 9781573223072
ISBN-10: 1573223077
Publication Date: 5/5/2005
Pages: 256
Rating:
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3.8 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
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The author uses sociological and intellectual analysis to discuss how film, television, the internet and videogames are actually creating more analytical members of society, despite the anti-technology hype. The first few pages are a bit dry but keep reading, the tone is casual and even funny later on.
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A very interesting read. The author points out that pop culture has actually become more complicated over time and believes that the increase in complexity is making us smarter.

While I don't agree with many of his assertions (video games are as good or better than reading? not when you factor in brain utilization), his rhetoric is quite interesting and his arguments are compelling.
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Interesting theory about how television and computer games are evolving. I really thought it was interesting
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A very interesting read. The author points out that pop culture has actually become more complicated over time and believes that the increase in complexity is making us smarter.

While I don't agree with many of his assertions (video games are as good or better than reading? not when you factor in brain utilization), his rhetoric is quite interesting and his arguments are compelling.
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