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Everything bad is good for you : how today's popular culture is actually making us smarter

by Steven Johnson

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Thought-provoking, better than its title suggests   (2005-11-02)


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by mbelvadi

I especially enjoyed the analysis of the complexity of plot threads in tv shows - like many viewers, I had been enjoying these shows without ever noticing consciously the changes to the way the best shows were structured, both within the episodes and over the seasons. It has changed the way I watch TV.I disagree with the author's dismissal of the research about the violent content of video games. His point about their plot/skills complexity is correct, but he completely avoids facing the reality that the content is also teaching another lesson, and that there are peer-reviewed research studies demonstrating the harm of that lesson.

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