Silicon Snake Oil

Stoll, Clifford
Date finished: 2000-12-28

A remarkably repetitive book that would have been good at the length of, say, 50 pages or so, but instead is padded out to 239 pages. Stoll's basic points are nothing novel: 1) Information is not wisdom. 2) Computers are expensive and get outdated really quickly. 3) Because you're on the computer right now, you're not doing some other activity that Stoll considers more worthy. There are a few amusing anecdotes scattered through the text, but mostly this book is one long complaint; at times justifiable, at times not, but irritating throughout.

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