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Everything Bad is Good for You: How Popular Culture Is Making Us Smarter

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By: Steven Johnson

Allen Lane

Hardback | Jul 2005 | #154261 | ISBN: 0713998024
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Popular culture is often seen as nothing more than the production of endless entertainment - video games, computer games, hand-held games, movies and music on computers. It's common currency to talk about the declining standards of today's culture - to say that modern media is dumbing us down. In this complex and tautly written book, Steven Johnson presents a radical alternative: mass culture is making us smarter by consistently demanding more of our brains.


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