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Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama

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Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology
Title
Geek heresy
Title remainder
rescuing social change from the cult of technology
Statement of responsibility
Kentaro Toyama
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Language
eng
Summary
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. And four decades of incredible innovation in America have done nothing to turn the tide of rising poverty and inequality. Why then do we keep hoping that technology will solve our greatest social ills? In this incisive book, Toyama cures us of the manic rhetoric of digital utopians and reinvigorates us with a deeply people-centric view of social change. Contrasting the outlandish claims of tech zealots with stories of people like Patrick Awuah, a Microsoft millionaire who left his engineering job to open Ghana's first liberal arts university, Geek Heresy is a heartwarming reminder that it's human wisdom, not machines, that move our world forward. --
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama
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Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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mixed
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 334 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610395298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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