6.13.2005

Everything Bad is Good for You



Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven Johnson

I think this is such an interesting thesis for a book...Johnson makes the case that more complex video games and television shows have actually changed the way we use our brain, making us "smarter".

Johnson cites IQ tests, different gaming modules, complexities of television plot lines and more in making his case, which he does convincingly. I enjoyed the book, but I found I absorbed it more when read in smaller doses, as it tends to get a bit repetitive (at least to me!).

I'm not a gamer, and I never was, but I can totally see the points Johnson is making, and as for comparing 24 to Dallas...genius. :-)

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