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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
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Mind Wide Open comes a groundbreaking assessment of popular culture as it's never been considered before: through the lens of intelligence. — The $10 billion video gaming industry is now the second-largest segment of the entertainment industry in the United States, outstripping film ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781573223072
ISBN-10: 1573223077
Publication Date: 5/5/2005
Pages: 256
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3.8 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 2
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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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