Zen Computer; Mindfulness and the Machine

Zen Computer; Mindfulness and the Machine

by Philip Toshio Sudo
     
 

Anyone who has ever cursed a computer will benefit from Zen Computer, with its soothing approach to living calmly amid the constant upheavals of the modern world. Using the principles of Zen, Philip Toshio Sudo helps the technologically savvy cultivate qualifies to cope more effectively with everything from major life changes to computer viruses. Including a user's… See more details below

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Anyone who has ever cursed a computer will benefit from Zen Computer, with its soothing approach to living calmly amid the constant upheavals of the modern world. Using the principles of Zen, Philip Toshio Sudo helps the technologically savvy cultivate qualifies to cope more effectively with everything from major life changes to computer viruses. Including a user's guide and a tutorial, the book is organized along "The Seven Rules of Zen Computer": expect the unexpected; it always takes longer than you think; do not waste time; learn and teach, teach and learn; warm heart, cool head; do good work; and know when to turn the machine off.

Sudo provides exercises on working toward a mindful way to coexist with computers, tips on responding calmly to program bugs and system crashes, and suggestions for interfacing with people on the Internet and the world at large. With inspired illustrations, Zen Computer encourages appreciation for all the computer has given us...as well as what it has the potential to take away.

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Japanese-American musician Sudo () assumes the reader has just acquired a new piece of software and needs to learn how to install and use it. Drawing from eastern philosophy, he sets out seven principles to avoid frustration: Expect the unexpected. It always takes longer than you think. Do not waste time. Learn and teach, teach and learn. Warm heart, cool head. Do good work. and Know when to turn the machine off. He has not indexed his series of short articles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684854090
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
07/06/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.94(d)

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