Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Nook: The Internet Apocalypse

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

Technology has certainly changed our lives - to the point that some people can't even unplug from technology when they really need to. Peter Sacco recently wrote The Internet Apocalypse - a good read that helps us look at society's relationship with technology and what would happen if it suddenly disappeared.

It's an entertaining book, in a way a survival guide to existing with the internet that we come to know and love. What would happen without internet and texting - and how has texting changed the way we communicate? How has the internet affected problem-solving skills? What are the issues of dependency surrounding the internet and texting? How has online bullying affected society?

The book was worth the time invested in it. It's a good way to re-examine our own tech use, and make sure that we do encourage our families to have the skills to communicate face-to-face, as well as appreciate other forms of communication and entertainment (like actual books and letters).

Peter Sacco has received the Award of Excellence in Teaching and lectures at universities in both the US and Canada. He currently hosts a weekly radio show, "Matters of the Mind,” which features celebrities with whom he discusses mental health, relationships and addiction issues. He is an award-winning executive producer and has hosted many documentaries on relationships, psychological issues and child issues. Peter has also written scripts for TV commercials, as well as for Los Angeles/Canadian movie production companies. He worked with Academy Award winner Joe Mayer and also wrote Vices commercial which premiered at the Boston Film Festival. For more information, please visit his website at:
Contributing author Michael Fox has his bachelor's of Arts in Communications/Writing and associate's degree in English. He is a featured writer with many articles and publications.

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