You are not a Gadget. A book by Jaron Lanier. Maybe it’s even a medical pill.
If you wonder why 500+ million people use facebook, why cloud computing (or even klout) is such a hype and why we still need intelligent individuals, then this pill is for you.
You have to be someone, before you can share something relevant.
Jaron made me think a lot about the “login effects” of life. The amount of data and information is increasing everyday. New network ports formerly known as human beings have to handle the fragmentation of _flat_ relationships; it’s never been easier to friend/ unfriend with a single mouse click.
You are not a Gadget. A Manifesto makes you reflect and re-think the patterns and networks around you. Be a real person, with your real character because your content is still king!
Thanks for the journey, Jaron!
Amazon.com You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)