Saturday, January 6, 2007

Cybersins and Digital Good Deeds by Mary Ann Bell, Bobby Ezell, James L. Van Roekel

  • Hardcover: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Haworth Press (February 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789029537
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789029539
  • List Price: $39.95
  • I finished this book on Jan. 5
The subtitle of this book is: A book about Technology and Ethics. I would have to say that this isn't really what I got out of it. I feel that this title implies a discussion of those topics, but that is not really the case. The book is essentially a glossary of popculture terms loosely tied to technology. It could be useful as a glossary of terms and idea, but for someone who has a good working knowledge of popculture and technology I thought it was not really teaching me anything.
It is organized well and an easy read. I could see a newcomer to using technology (do those still exist?) getting some use out of this book, but only as supplementary knowledge. There is really nothing super helpful about reading one page about "Flash Mobs" or "Marketing to Children"
This book's origional title was "Some stuff about technology for people who've recently crawled out from beneath rocks" but it was changed because they thought it was too long.

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