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The Best of Technology Writing 2006

Brendan I. Koerner, Editor
An innovative collection of writing about the fast-moving, high-stakes field of technology

Description

The Best of Technology Writing 2006 brings together some of the most important, timely, and just plain readable writing in the fast-paced, high-stakes field of technology.

The first annual collection to target this vibrant and versatile area, The Best of Technology Writing 2006 features innovative work from an unusually diverse array of writers: best-selling authors, noted academics, and indie journalists and bloggers.

The culmination of an open, on-line nominating process, this collection covers topics ranging from jetpacks, to the ethics of genetically cloned pets, to the meaning of life in the information age. By turns epic and intimate, serious and playful, The Best of Technology Writing 2006 captures the vitality, importance, and complexity of technology today.

Featuring contributions from:

  • David A. Bell
  • David Bernstein
  • Mike Daisey
  • Joshua Davis
  • Jay Dixit
  • Daniel Engber
  • Dan Ferber
  • Steven Johnson
  • Steven Levy
  • Farhad Manjoo
  • Lisa Margonelli
  • David McNeill
  • Justin Mullins
  • Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah
  • Adam L. Penenberg
  • Daniel H. Pink
  • Evan Ratliff
  • Alex Ross
  • Jim Rossignol
  • Jesse Sunenblick
  • Edward Tenner
  • Clive Thompson
  • Joseph Turow
  • Richard Waters

"The essays collected in this book are sparkling, imaginative pieces of journalism that just happen to be about technology. People steeped in the world of AJAX or Massively Mulitplayer Online Games will find a lot to value here, but so will readers simply in search of good writing."
—James Fallows, National Correspondent for Atlantic Monthly

"The human experience is being shaped by our symbiotic relationship to technology. What makes this collection wonderful is that it's not about the technology, per se, but it's about this changing human experience. I will look forward to it every year."
—Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life?

Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor for Wired, a columnist for both New York Times and Slate, and a fellow at the New America Foundation. His first book will be published by The Penguin Press in 2008.

Praise / Awards

  • "The essays collected in this book are sparkling, imaginative pieces of journalism that just happen to be about technology. People steeped in the world of AJAX or Massively Mulitplayer Online Games will find a lot to value here, but so will readers simply in search of good writing."
    ---James Fallows, National Correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly
  • "The human experience is being shaped by our symbiotic relationship to technology. What makes this collection wonderful is that its not about the technology, per se, but it's about this changing human experience. I will look forward to it every year."
    ---Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life?
  • "This neat little tome offers a grand overview (a well as a whirlwind tour!) of most technological niches you care to mention and highlights just how amazing human tool-making has become. Even for the tech-savvy reader it springs quite a few surprises. . . . In the world of technology the pace is fast and the stakes are high. Jump into that whirlwind and prepare to be inspired."
    ---Sciencebase.com

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Copyright © 2006, University of Michigan. All rights reserved. Posted September 2006 and April 2007.

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Product Details

  • 5.5 x 8.5.
  • 296pp.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Paper
  • 2006
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-03195-5

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  • $19.95 U.S.

  • Open Access
  • 2006
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  • 978-0-472-90055-8

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