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The Resource The end of absence : reclaiming what we've lost in a world of constant connection, Michael Harris

The end of absence : reclaiming what we've lost in a world of constant connection, Michael Harris

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The end of absence : reclaiming what we've lost in a world of constant connection
Title
The end of absence
Title remainder
reclaiming what we've lost in a world of constant connection
Statement of responsibility
Michael Harris
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Language
eng
Summary
Only one generation in history (ours) will experience life both with and without the Internet. For everyone who follows us, online life will simply be the air they breathe. Today, we revel in ubiquitous information and constant connection, rarely stopping to consider the implications for our logged-on lives. Michael Harris chronicles this massive shift, exploring what we've gained--and lost--in the bargain. In this eloquent and thought-provoking book, Harris argues that our greatest loss has been that of absence itself--of silence, wonder, and solitude. It's a surprisingly precious commodity, and one we have less of every year. Drawing on a vast trove of research and scores of interviews with global experts, Harris explores this "loss of lack" in chapters devoted to every corner of our lives, from sex and commerce to memory and attention span. The book's message is urgent: once we've lost the gift of absence, we may never remember its value
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Harris, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technology
  • Information technology
  • Information society
  • Internet
Target audience
adult
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The end of absence : reclaiming what we've lost in a world of constant connection, Michael Harris
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Pt. 1 Gathering -- ch. 1 This Kills That -- ch. 2 Kids These Days -- ch. 3 Confession -- ch. 4 Public Opinion -- ch. 5 Authenticity -- pt. 2 Breaking Away -- ch. 6 Attention! -- ch. 7 Memory (The Good Error) -- ch. 8 Hooking Up -- ch. 9 How to Absent Oneself
Control code
38982481
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781591846932
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 38982481
  • (Sirsi) 38982481
Label
The end of absence : reclaiming what we've lost in a world of constant connection, Michael Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Pt. 1 Gathering -- ch. 1 This Kills That -- ch. 2 Kids These Days -- ch. 3 Confession -- ch. 4 Public Opinion -- ch. 5 Authenticity -- pt. 2 Breaking Away -- ch. 6 Attention! -- ch. 7 Memory (The Good Error) -- ch. 8 Hooking Up -- ch. 9 How to Absent Oneself
Control code
38982481
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781591846932
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 38982481
  • (Sirsi) 38982481

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