Saturday, June 20, 2009
Flipping the Switch on Technology
In my quest for a more efficient life I have been scouring any related books and then I came upon "Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology" by Eric Brende....and what an amazing read! This book was not only entertaining and an easy read it was mind blowing. If you have any interest in becoming self-sufficient and, are maybe even struggling to find your way with God, this is a great book to inspire. This is by no means a religious or christian book but Brende's experience and first-hand accounts of an often misunderstood society is an eye-opener. As readers, we can take ideas from the book and put them into our everyday lives without completely turning our days upside down. We should all open our minds to new (or in this case quite old ideas become new) ideas for the sake of our future.
"Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in fact, all our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier and better - or wheather life would be prefereable without them.....What is the least we need to achieve the most?" Now, if only I can convince my husband......
The ISBN number for the book is 0060570040. I found mine at Powell's Books. Click here to go directly to an available book.