My first book recommendation for those who are techno-skeptics (and everyone else for that matter) is Clive Thompson's Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better. I wrote a bit yesterday about the need for us to reinforce with our children the importance of not partaking in the streams of negativity that can easily be found online. Thompson points to examples throughout this book of how the internet is being used positively to further our intelligence both individually and collectively.
"At their best, today's digital tools help us see more, retain more, communicate more. At their worst, they leave us prey to the manipulation of the toolmakers. But on balance, I'd argue, what is happening is deeply positive." Clive ThompsonStay tuned for some more on Thompson's book and some thoughts on the second book I am reading, The App Generation by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis.