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Clive Thompson

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7:30 pm., Monday September 30 | Free.
Powell's City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
 
It’s plausible to believe that in an age in which we now communicate through adorable emoticons that technology is only hampering our intellect. But nay says writer Clive Thompson, whose new book examines our history of technological advances from the written word to the printing press and the fears and doubts spawned by each invention. In Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better, Thompson looks on the bright side of technology.

Where: Powell's City of Books
Phone: (800) 878-7323
Address: 1005 W Burnside St.
Website: www.powells.com

 
 

Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside St.
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