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What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly.. Former Wired Magazine editor Kelly looks at technology through the novel construct that it's as good as a living thing, the proverbial brain-in-a-jar. That tech can evolve like a bio-organism is a bit of a stretch, but the conceit pays dividends.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"In “What Technology Wants,” Kelly provides an engaging journey through the history of “the technium,” a term he uses to describe the “global, massively interconnected system of technology vibrating around us,” extending “beyond shiny hardware to include culture, art, social institutions and intellectual creations of all types.”."

The NY Times

"Kelly, a bestselling author and co-founder of WIRED magazine, embarked on a seven-year quest to probe the nature of technology and sort out his admittedly “conflicted relationship with it.” What he discovered what that technology can have a positive effect on life and culture when it’s properly characterized, contextualized, and utilized.."

Paste Magazine

Author bio: Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor from its inception until 1999. He has just finished a book for Viking/Penguin called "What Technology Wants," published October 18, 2010. He is also editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets half a million unique visitors per month. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers' Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He authored the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Science/Technology; (406 pp. Cyber-synaptic : Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780670022151

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