Best of Technology Writing 2006
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An innovative collection of writing about the fast-moving, high-stakes field of technology
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
Adam L. Penenberg
Daniel H. Pink
Praise for Best of Technology Writing 2006
"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?
About the Editor
Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor for Wired, a columnist for both the 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.
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The winter rain makes a mess of West Phoenix. It turns dirt yards into mud and forms reefs of garbage in the streets. Junk food wrappers, diapers, and porn in Spanish are swept into the gutters. On West Roosevelt Avenue, security guards, two squad cars, and a handful of cops watch teenagers file ...Back to top
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