Alone Together By Sherry Turkle Essay

1503 Words Apr 25th, 2016 null Page
Alone Together, by Sherry Turkle, is a book that discusses the consequences of involving technology in our lives. In it, Turkle provides content that is enlightening and surprisingly simple. However, it is also unnecessarily repetitive, making it boring. The main ideas of the book are enlightening because they provide reason to many of the observations and social stigmas present today that were not thought to be easily explainable. For example, it is widely accepted that children growing up today are much more involved with technology. The youth’s daily interactions with cell phones, computers, and video games are all proof of this. However, Turkle goes beyond a simple confirmation of this trend. She provides evidence of it and explains why this popular movement might be occurring with the qualitative data she has gathered from her many interactions with children. By doing this, she also assists the reader in making sense of these seemingly unexplainable tendency, and thereby enlightens them. On many occasions, these explanations that Turkle offer are also very simple. They usually come down to a few key reasons. However, because these explanations are simple, they also seem repetitive once they are explained for an extended period of time. For example, the first one hundred and fifty pages about robotics often reference similar examples for long periods of time. While the use of many examples reinforces Turkle’s beliefs with an excess of evidence, it also tires the reader…

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