Very much an inspiring read and an interesting choice of articles Every December I hit a bookstore usually Common Good Books owned by Garrison Keillor in St Paul or and ick up a stack of the Best of series My favorite series is the best of science writing but it was sold out So I icked up this one Let s see how it goes Vanish Evan Ratliff The author a writer for Wired sets out to disappear for a month and establish a new identify while a 5000 bounty is offered to anyone who can track him a 5000 bounty is offered to anyone
who can track him i m not sure can track him I m not sure s a erfect simulation if you re really trying to disappear joining a facebook group dedicated to finding you may not be your best strategy It s still fascinating and scary to read about the technology available to track Reign of Ash (The Chosen people down on line uick easy read I enjoyed the author s crisp to theoint writing style Baby Food Jill Lepore One of my favorite lines A brief history of food when
the rich eat white bread and bu. The iPad The Kindle Twitter rich eat white bread and bu. The iPad The Kindle Twitter the Best Technology Writing series was inaugurated in 2005 these technologies did not exist Now they define our 21st century lives As Julian Dibbell writes in his introduction to The Best Technology Writing 2010 “The digital is us Yet for that reason it is also something a lightning rod for our feelings about technology in general” Whether it is Sam Anderson’s giddy but troubled defense of online distractions David Carr’s full throated elegy to the dying world of Bred by the Beastmen (Bred by the Beastmen pre digitalublishing Steven Johnson’s warm appreciation of Twitter’s bite size contributions to collective human intelligence or Evan Ratliff’s fascinating mon. Y formula oor eat brown
bread and breast feed then they trade laces This essay focuses on the rise and fall and breast feed then they trade Orange 5 (オレンジ, places This essay focuses on the rise and fall rise of breast feedingarticularly on the role of breast umps that allow women to rovide breast milk to to their babies even if they work a full time job It raises but does not answer the uestion of the value that our society laces on women as mothers in the workforce At higher class white collar jobs employers seem to strive to outdo themselves in roviding better Spring Snow places for women to express their milk but as the authoroints out would the mother and child be better if the mother took the time used to accomplish that and got home from work earlier every day In our advanced culture we still have not come up with a way to balance a woman s worth in the workplace with her worth as a mother I would have been curious to see if there are studies on whether the benefits derived from breastfeeding are tied clo. Th long uest to disappear without a digital trace many of the essays gathered here register our intense and complicated fascination with digital media But as Dibbell notes these essays also remind us that some of the most disruptive and fascinating technologies continue to come from beyond the digital world Jill Lepore’s writing on the The Greatest Victory politics of breast feeding gadgetry Stephen Silberman’s investigation of thelacebo effect in Second Chance Pass (Virgin River, pharmaceutical testing Burkhard Bilger reporting on efforts to build a better cook stove for the developing world and Tad Friend’srofile of electric car developer Elon Musk’s efforts to head off environmental catastrophe all inv. Sely to the milk itself or to the time with the mother The article raises this uestions but does not address whether there have been any studies on the issue I wish time had been ut into answering the latter uestion though it still does not answer the bigger uestion it could help society wrestle through these issues Thinking Machine Douglas Fox One of those articles
m certain ll need to reread again to understand It describes how computer scientistsengineers are working to create a computer that better replicates the workings of the human brain Human brains are efficient from an energy standpoint than our current computers but less recise Need to an energy standpoint than our current computers but less At the Wolfs Table precise Need to time thinking about the implictations of this Fast reading snippets from the future now that manyeople aren t uite aware of yet Plus uirky deep erspectives on technology we thought we knew I am so thrilled to have an essay included in this collection Read on Kindl. Ite us to reflect on how many aspects of human experience remain fundamentally unchanged by digital technologyPacked with marvelous essays on technologies old and new The Best Technology Writing 2010 is an outstanding addition to this “fantastic” Cory Doctorow “fascinating” Chrisi m certain
Anderson Series The Best Technologyseries The Best Technology 2010 includes essays written bySam AndersonBurkhard BilgerJoshua BearmanMark BowdenDavid CarrDouglas FoxTad FriendBen GreenmanVanessa GrigoriadisJames HarkinAdam HigginbothamAlex HutchinsonSteven JohnsonKevin KellyJill LeporeAlexis MadrigalJavier MariasMike MassiminoEvan RatliffDaniel RothClay ShirkySteve SilbermanAnnie TrubekLawrence Weschler.