Book Title: Smarter Than You Think / How technology is changing our minds for better
Written by: Clive Thompson
Chapter Title: The New Literecies
Book summary and further information: Smarter than you think
A few notes before reading
The fourth chapter of Thompson’s book, compared to the previous chapters, will not satisfy the reader.
If you are not convinced with Chris Anderson’s endorsement of the author, which notes his storytelling skill, this chapter will convince you about Anderson’s description.
The chapter starts will a fun, instructive and not-so-heard story about gerrymandering. Sure you will like it. But it will not be easy to relate this crowd-sourcing example to the rest of the chapter.
Literacy – in this chapter – is mostly about the photo and video literacy. With many stories that can be omitted without loss of meaning or continuity.
This part of the book could be more enjoyable if the title was not so broad, or at least the topic was discussed more in depth throughout the chapter.