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Book Review: The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, by Nicholas Carr ★★★★☆

Ed. Note: The following book review is by Noam O., a student in Kathleen’s class in San Francisco.

Glass Cage Coverfavicon The Glass Cage is a neutral book about the pros and cons of technology and automation. I enjoyed it because I expected the book to be biased against technology, and I expected it to speak of the evils of modern technology. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by the author’s neutrality and his ability to weigh the pros and the cons of technology and automation. It talks about how technology has been incredibly helpful and is the hallmark of our species. At the same time, the book also speaks of the dangers of its misuse and how we must balance the use of technology. favicon

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  1. Nohelia Barajas

    The book I read is called, *A Child Called It.* It’s an inspirational/motivational book about a young boy growing up in a not so great household. He’s maybe around 10 or 9. He was the youngest of all his siblings and was treated the worst. I recommend this book to people who like to read books about young children growing up in bad households and disturbing and sad books that eventually have a good ending. This was a good book that had me all the way down emotionally because the whole time in the book it seemed as if everyone targeted him and no one had his back. To conclude this summary I feel that this was a great book and I look forward to reading more books by Dave Pelzer.

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