Culture

TED Book Club: Everything Bad is Good For You

Posted by: Tedconfjune

Bookcover_1Steven Johnson (TED2003) has wowed us at TED in the past, and his books never fail to intrigue and delight. His latest, Everything Bad is Good for You offers a provocative new lens through which to ponder the impact of modern culture. General assumptions among the cognoscenti: (1) Mass culture is dumbing us down (2) Modern TV is a sad waste of time (3) Video games may turning our kids into zombie-like, joystick twitchers.

Steve begs to differ, and he does this so eloquently, you may just decide to toss the book half way through and go switch on the PlayStation.