cover van 'Steven Johnson | Wonderland'

Wonderland

How Play Made the Modern World 

This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes along-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson's storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems and he compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.

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322 p. Zw/w en Kl. ills.

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