what the cost, the pace of progress?

I haven’t read this, but it looks intriguing…
Izaak VanGaalen, reviewing the book on Amazon writes:

“Siegel opens his discussion with a scene in Starbucks where everyone is sitting speechless – if not on cellphone – in front of their laptops. Everyone is trying to achieve “connectivity” with the World Wide Web. What Siegel sees is disconnectedness and isolation. Social-networking sites, for example, are a contradiction in terms. They are asocial and atomizing. How can members of Facebook and MySpace have thousands of “friends.” What are the consequences for real friendships? Siegel asks all the pertinent questions, even though he doesn’t have all the answers.”

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