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Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology by Eric Brende
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, Jan. 3 2011
I loved it! I think what makes this book so great is twofold. First, the author had a concrete theory about the tool vs. the machine and how they fit into human life before starting this experiment. This gives you a thoughtful way to explore his experiences intellectually. Further, he's coming from the world most of us are more familiar with, which makes his interpretation of and growth in the community really easy to relate to. I've read Amish type books before and they just don't give the same feel. Brende is focused on the community's use of technology, not religion, which is a perspective you don't tend to find in "native" writers. He also offers the reader concrete ways to integrate… Read more

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