Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NYT: Really Thinking About Things

Readers might find this recent New York Times story of interest. It is by Penelope Green and it profiles the material culture research work of Sherry Turkle. It begins...
IT is heartening to learn that a member of the cyberelite cannot figure out how to turn off her iPod, and that she sometimes fumbles new programs on her laptop. “That’s why they invented 16-year-olds,” said Sherry Turkle, a psychologist and M.I.T professor who has been studying the folkways of computer culture for over two decades (since long before the rest of us knew to put “culture” and “computer” in the same sentence).
Thanks to Gabi for calling it to my attention.

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