I’ve just learned that Brain Pickings, the widely followed blog about 21st Century culture, recently published a list of the “7 Must-Read Books on the Future of the Internet,” and Hamlet’s BlackBerry is Number 3.
Maria Popova, the brains behind Brain Pickings, writes:
“William Powers offers a toolkit of refreshing remedies for our chronically multitasking, digitally distracted selves, collected from historical figures that lived long before the digital age. From Thoreau’s “Internet Sabbaths” to productivity apps from Shakespeare, Powers blends the advantages of constant connectivity with the caution we need to exercise as we engage with the world in these new ways, extending an invitation to subvert our media routines in a way that prioritizes happiness over blind efficiency.”
Thank you, Maria. The full post is here.