Reflections of a Computer Contrarian
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385489768, 240pp.
Publication Date: September 5, 2000
As one who loves computers as much as he disdains the inflated promises made on their behalf, Stoll offers a commonsense look at how we can make a technological world better suited for people, instead of making people better suited to using machines.
"An often funny and acerbic look at the new computer priesthood." --The Christian Science Monitor
"Stoll's long experience with technology gives him authority. . . . His claims are based on facts, logic and common sense." --The Seattle Times
"Wonderful. . . . Stoll has Internetted there, computed that and seen through the hype about computers and education." --Chicago Sun-Times
"When Stoll says something, gearheads and non-gearheads alike usually listen. Not only is he an entertaining writer, but he is completely sensible in his approach about the role computers should play in our lives." --The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Wonderful...SHould be in the hands of every school administrator ready to sign a check for more computers."-Chicago Sun-Times