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Posted May 20, 2013
Writing style was a turn-off
An interesting topic, written by a gentleman who knows quite a bit about it, so this book had lots of potential. Instead I found it hard to get through. Keen comes off as a snarky insider, dropping names and pedantically belaboring his anecdotes. He refers to his BlackBerry Bold by name dozens and dozens of times. If this were a cocktail party, Keen would be the boor you're trying to avoid by waving to a friend elsewhere in the room.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The point is a good one, and he makes it in the title. The rest of the book is anecdote after anecdote, while Keen fails to both make his point and (worse) make any sort of recommendation. I much preferred Jared Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget, which is also pedantic, but much more learned.