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The best use for this book, and in fact for the others in this series.... I've read two others... is for someone who wants a quick primer on basic terminology with a little background because there's no depth here, nor is there continuity between individual sections.
Has 50 Digital Ideas You Really Need to Know turned you off from other books in this genre?
Yes, as I say, the series suffers from this superficiality.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
Yes, this aspect is appropriate.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 50 Digital Ideas You Really Need to Know?
This question doesn't really apply to this type of book. All 50 of the
Any additional comments?
I was hoping for an insightful review of digital history working from the fundamentals of binary mathematics through the development of miniature materials - chips etc. explained with insight and imagination. This book doesn't do it.
What did you like best about 50 Digital Ideas You Really Need to Know? What did you like least?
If you have spent the past 7-8 years away from civilization this may be good catch up tool for you. It may also be useful for kids. Definitely not for techies.
Listened to it whilst commuting. Easy listening & plenty of food for thought! Expansive list of topics & covered in enough detail to make you get a handle on things but never overwhelming or dull. Plenty of examples of wider cultural, political, social & economic impacts/issues of such digital ideas as well, which I found particularly interesting. Narrator was good - voice almost had a digital quality to it (I.e. like a computerised voice) which was fitting considering the audio book's content. Unintentionally hilarious moment was the narrator verbalising a LOL cat statement. Whenever I see a LOL cat now, I will hear it in that voice!
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