High-Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian by Clifford Stoll

High-Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian

Book Title: High-Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385489765

Release Date: 2000-09-12

Author: Clifford Stoll


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The cry for and against computers in the classroom is a topic of concern to parents, educators, and communities everywhere. Now, from a Silicon Valley hero and bestselling technology writer comes a pointed critique of the hype surrounding computers and their real benefits, especially in education. In High-Tech Heretic, Clifford Stoll questions the relentless drumbeat for "computer literacy" by educators and the computer industry, particularly since most people just use computers for word processing and games--and computers become outmoded or obsolete much sooner than new textbooks or a good teacher.

As one who loves computers as much as he disdains the inflated promises made on their behalf, Stoll offers a commonsense look at how we can make a technological world better suited for people, instead of making people better suited to using machines.