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Geek heresy : rescuing social change from the cult of technology

by Toyama, Kentaro (Author)

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"In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world's persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced urban... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • No laptop left behind : conflicting results in educational technology
  • The law of amplification : a simple but powerful theory of technology's social impact
  • Geek myths debunked : dispelling misguided beliefs about technology
  • Shrink-wrapped quick fixes : technology as an exemplar of the packaged intervention
  • Technocratic orthodoxy : the persuasive biases of modern do-gooding
  • Amplifying people : the importance of heart, mind, and will
  • A different kind of upgrade : human development before technology development
  • Hierarchy of aspirations : the evolution of intrinsic motivation
  • "Gross National Wisdom" : societal development and mass intrinsic growth
  • Nurturing change : mentorship as a social-cause paradigm.
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