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<nettime> Kevin Kelly's new book
Geert Lovink on Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:18:54 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Kevin Kelly's new book



> From: "What Technology Wants" <kk {AT} kk.org>
> Date: 14 oktober 2010 23:08:31 GMT+02:00
> To: "What Technology Wants Subscriber" <mieke {AT} all-media.info>
> Subject: What Technology Wants
> Reply-To: "What Technology Wants" <kk {AT} kk.org>
>
> Hello,
>
> My last book appeared 12 years ago. That's a lifetime in internet  
> years. Since that time I've been laboring on a monumental new book  
> called "What Technology Wants."  I am relieved that this long- 
> overdue work is finally done, and delighted that Penguin/Viking did  
> a fabulous job in publishing it. The cover is cool, too.
>
> It premiers today. As of a few hours ago "What Technology Wants" is  
> available on Amazon in hardcover, Kindle, and audio versions, and at  
> your favorite online or brick bookstore. I feel like shouting from  
> the rooftops.
>
> In this book I explore the deeper "meaning" of technology. I view  
> our human world through the eyes of technology, as if it were a  
> living organism, independent of us. I learned a lot from this  
> investigation, and I think I found some answers that helped me  
> evaluate technology in my own life, in a way that might help you do  
> the same. I also changed my mind in the course of writing it and  
> reluctantly concluded that most new technology is inevitable, and so  
> we should make the most of that inevitability. I suppose this book  
> will be controversial.
>
> More about "What Technology Wants" can be found on my website,  
> including a lot of flattering endorsements from people I respect,  
> and a few early reviews and mentions, such as ones in the New York  
> Times, Scientific American and the Economist.
>
> You have my email. I welcome feedback on the book, comments, tweets,  
> reviews on your blog or Amazon, mentions, and inquiries. I can say  
> without exaggeration that I wrote this book for you, in the hope  
> that as you read it you will be refreshed and encouraged by its  
> grand message of optimism and possibility.
>
> Rejoice!
>
> Book website
> http://www.kk.org/books/what-technology-wants.php
>
> Amazon page
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0670022152/ref=nosim/kkorg-20
>
> -- KK



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