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Everything bad is good for you

how"s today"s popular culture is actually making us smarter

by Steven Johnson

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Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Popular culture,
  • Intellect

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-234)

    StatementSteven Johnson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM621 .J64 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 238 p. :
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17154387M
    ISBN 101573223077
    LC Control Number2005042769

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      From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as /5(11). Everything Bad Is Good For You (How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter) by Steven Johnson. Reviewed by Mary E. Ladd. February 6, Time Magazine tipped me off recently about some guy who had written a book defending pop culture. A braniac at that! So, I felt I had to check it out.

    Get this from a library! Everything bad is good for you: how today's popular culture is actually making us smarter. [Steven Johnson] -- The $10 billion video gaming industry is now the second-largest segment of the entertainment industry in the United States, outstripping film and far surpassing books. Reality television shows. A few weeks ago, I had a chance to read Steven Johnson’s new book, Everything Bad is Good for You. Drawing from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and literary theory, Johnson argues that the junk culture we’re so eager to dismiss is in fact making us more intelligent.


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