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Johnson on Video Games

“What is the current reigning technological paradigm — combined with both market and public-sector forces — doing to our minds?” Steven Johnson, who I heard interviewed on the radio this afternoon, tackles that in a book that I’m very much looking forward to reading: Everything Bad Is Good for You. I wrote a paper back in high school, Video Games, Benefit or Blight — and then re-wrote it in college. I wish I still had a copy of it around. Here’s Malcolm Gladwell’s review (of Johnson’s book, not my old paper).

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