Monday, July 31, 2006

Everything Bad

Great book. Easy read. Read an excerpt.

Think video games are wiping out several generations? They're not.

Think television sucks compared to the good old days? Johnson convinced me that you're wrong about that.

The popular sentiment these days is that pop culture is on a noticeable downward slide. Johnson makes a strong case for what he calls the Sleeper Curve, which basically says that conventional wisdom (or popular opinion) is wrong, and that all this stuff is actually making us smarter, more engaged, and better critical thinkers.

Naturally, there are many people who think that Johnson is all wet. That's probably why I like his views and his books so much.

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