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❮Download❯ ➾ Geek Heresy ➼ Author Kentaro Toyama – Completewoman.co After a decade designing technologies meant to address education health and global poverty award winning computer scientist Kentaro Toyama came to a difficult conclusion Even in an age of amazing tech❮Download❯ ➾ Geek Heresy ➼ Author Kentaro Toyama – Completewoman.co After a decade designing technologies meant to address education health and global poverty award winning computer scientist Kentaro Toyama came to a difficult conclusion Even in an age of amazing tech After a decade designing technologies meant to address education health and global poverty award winning computer scientist Kentaro Toyama came to a difficult conclusion Even in an age of amazing technology social progress depends on human changes that gadgets can't de.

Liver Computers in Bangalore are locked away in dusty cabinets because teachers don't know what to do with them Mobile phone apps meant to spread hygiene practices in Africa fail to improve health Executives in Silicon Valley evangelize novel technologies at work even as they send their children to Waldorf schools that ban electronics And four decades of incredible innovation in America have done nothing to turn the tide of rising poverty and ineuality Why then do we keep hoping that technology will solve our greatest social ills? In this incisive book Toyama cures.

geek kindle heresy book Geek Heresy MOBILiver Computers in Bangalore are locked away in dusty cabinets because teachers don't know what to do with them Mobile phone apps meant to spread hygiene practices in Africa fail to improve health Executives in Silicon Valley evangelize novel technologies at work even as they send their children to Waldorf schools that ban electronics And four decades of incredible innovation in America have done nothing to turn the tide of rising poverty and ineuality Why then do we keep hoping that technology will solve our greatest social ills? In this incisive book Toyama cures.

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  1. Stephany Wilkes Stephany Wilkes says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBII love a good debunking and Toyama delivers Toyama is to techno utopia what Gary Taubes has been to the low fat diet Just as Gary Taubes has presented reams of evidence and conducted repeated thorough debunkings of fat makes us a fat and a calorie is a calorie Toyama debunks the unsubstantiated claims that spreading devices and Internet connectivity around causes positive social change It doesn't Stop saying it doesI worked in software development for 20 years have advanced degrees in my field and currently live in the techno libertarian land of the San Francisco Bay Area Every time I hear about some effort to flood a school with iPads or teach PowerPoint which perpetuates a cognitive style I wouldn't want any child to have I wince Knowing how to use Facebook is not at all like knowing how to write a single line of code Being a


  2. Athan Tolis Athan Tolis says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBIMuch as Kentaro’s amazing book is a “bait and switch” it was well worth the read The promise as perceived by me at any rate was that one of the smartest people I know would walk me through his Damascene conversion from leading computer scientist and engineer to doubterThe first half of the book delivers on this and provides an alternative to the standard theory of technology evangelists who only see benefits namely that tech merely amplifies Once you get the machines involved whatever was going on before gets turbocharged; it does not necessarily get better So an iPad in the hands of my diligent daughter will be a tool


  3. Larry Bassett Larry Bassett says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBIThis is a book filled with information And the last 40% of the book in the Kindle edition is notes that are of course not read in the audible version The one sentence summary of the book is that to effectively create social change we need to work on making better people Technology alone will not make a better world Or better people


  4. Alexis Alexis says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBIToyama takes aim at the popular idea of technological utopianism that technology often in the form of prepackaged interventions will solve problems particularly in education Instead he argues technology is only a tool that is shaped by its users and amplifies what is already happening Loses a star for being a little too brief and slapdash but the central thesis is convincing Politicians who believe the solution is iPads and blended learn


  5. Jonathan Cook Jonathan Cook says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBII know that the use of stories in non fiction is encouraged by editors these days but I thought this book relied too much on narratives of individuals All the examples of individual experiences got in the way of the bigger picture rather than making it clear The concept of technology as an amplifier is worth paying attention to but that's made clear in the first third of the book The rest just isn't necessary


  6. Vi Vi says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBIDisclaimer I love this book in large part because it confirmed a nagging feeling that I have always had but that became even prominent as I inserted myself in the world of technology by becoming a coderToyama writes a compelling if slightly wordy which he acknowledges at the end in a good natured tone argument against believing and using packaged technological


  7. Greg Williams Greg Williams says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBIThis book is basically an argument against technological utopianism from a guy who used to be a technological utopian In other words after trying to effect social change via technology solutions as part of his research he basically discovered that you can't bring about social change by dropping technological solutions into the situation While a pilot project may


  8. Daniel Chen Daniel Chen says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBIOverall this book was a fun and interesting read though I wish that Toyama would push some of his arguments further The first half focuses a lot on this 'Law of Amplificatio


  9. Sowmya Sowmya says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBIuite disappointed The first part was good The second part went unnecessarily into of social psychology which I did not expect in this book The conclusions section in my opinion failed to effectively summarize the propositions in the book and it seemed to me that the first part was forgotten I learnt a lot from the first part though I would recommend this book to anyone who is strongly in favor of technological interventions in education and social issues


  10. Karthik Karthik says:

    eBook Geek Heresy Kindle Ç ã completewoman.co geek kindle, heresy book, Geek Heresy MOBIYou see a school that is under resourced and the students are not performing and you decide to donate a computer with internet to the school so that students have information at the tip of their hands Does your donation help or affect the school? In this book Kentaro makes a strong case that technology only amplifies what already exists So in this case when the students don't know how to productively use a computer it makes the students worse off by giving them a new distraction or does not have any effect since the school does not how to use it Kentaro extends this argument even beyond technologies to explain phenomena like why some democracies fail and why revolutions in Saudi Arabia were not successful when neighboring countries had revolutions during the Arab SpringIn the second half of the book Kentaro provides an alternative where humans are at the heart of progress All humans want intrinsic growth and Kentaro makes a case that technologies can be the means to attain the goal of


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