This anti-technology book is a bestseller in Denmark. 10.000 copies were sold to a population of 5 million. In the book a leading computer expert presents the inside story on why computers are not saving time, space, money and paper. It is also a book about the difference between wisdom and knowledge – between development and progress. While entering a conversation with an old wise tree the narrator takes the reader on a journey through the drawbacks of modern media and technology. This is a non-informative book about information talking about something complicated in a very simple way. The media hailed this book as a cross between ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ and ‘Winnie the Pooh’. The book is now in its fifth printing and has made Carsten Graff a popular international speaker. The Danish press wrote: “A delightful book to read and re-read. These conversations percolates with insight on the simple aspects of life which have real value.” “A refreshing look at our fascination with complicated systems that have more features than we are ever likely to need.” “Amid all the blessings of information technology, it is refreshing to read a book by an author who – having worked for several years in the computer industry – has had the audacity to put all the critical questions, challenging his own position and questioning the value of his own work.” Awards A year after its publication, CONVERSATIONS WITH AN OAK TREE was awarded a prize by the Danish Society of Authors as the year’s most original non-fiction work.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description StemningsHotellet Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 288 pages. 8.00x5.00x0.72 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 8799403420