The Resource Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama., (ebook)

Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama., (ebook)

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Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology
Title
Geek heresy
Title remainder
rescuing social change from the cult of technology
Statement of responsibility
Kentaro Toyama.
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world's persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced urban schools and developed digital platforms for remote agrarian communities. But after a decade of designing technologies for humanitarian causes, Toyama concluded that no technology, however dazzling, could cause social change on its own. Technologists and policy-makers love to boast about modern innovation, and in their excitement, they exuberantly tout technology's boon to society. But what have our gadgets actually accomplished? Over the last four decades, America saw an explosion of new technologies - from the Internet to the iPhone, from Google to Facebook - but in that same period, the rate of poverty stagnated at a stubborn 13%, only to rise in the recent recession. So, a golden age of innovation in the world's most advanced country did nothing for our most prominent social ill. Toyama's warning resounds: Don't believe the hype! Technology is never the main driver of social progress. Geek Heresy inoculates us against the glib rhetoric of tech utopians by revealing that technology is only an amplifier of human conditions. By telling the moving stories of extraordinary people like Patrick Awuah, a Microsoft millionaire who left his lucrative engineering job to open Ghana's first liberal arts university, and Tara Sreenivasa, a graduate of a remarkable South Indian school that takes children from dollar-a-day families into the high-tech offices of Goldman Sachs and Mercedes-Benz, Toyama shows that even in a world steeped in technology, social challenges are best met with deeply social solutions. "--
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Toyama, Kentaro
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303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.T4
LC item number
T675 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Social change
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Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama., (ebook)
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https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1948768
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (353 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781610395298
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(e-book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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  • (OCoLC)907309786
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Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology, Kentaro Toyama., (ebook)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1948768
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (353 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610395298
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBC1948768
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1948768
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1948768
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11050325
  • (CaONFJC)MIL763227
  • (OCoLC)907309786

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