About Jeffery W Turner

Six kids. One wife. Zero worries.

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  • Jeffery shared from The Original Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
    When there is distrust, it stems from the high value placed on talk.
    Note: "When there is distrust, it stems from the high value placed on talk." Just finished this short book. I'm going to need to read it several times.
  • Jeffery shared from The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
    The Web’s connections are not our connections—and no matter how many hours we spend searching and surfing, they will never become our connections. When we outsource our memory to a machine, we also outsource a very important part of our intellect and even our identity.
    Note: "The web's connections are not our connections..." I'm highlighting the heck out of this book.
  • Jeffery shared from Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
    We enjoy continual connection but rarely have each other’s full attention.
    Note: "We enjoy continual connection but rarely have each other's full attention"
  • Jeffery shared from Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
    In Walden, published in 1854, Thoreau remarks that we are too much in contact with others and in ways that are random. We cannot respect each other if we “stumble over one another.”4 He says, we live “thick,” unable to acquire value for each other because there is not enough space between our times together. “Society,” writes Thoreau, “is commonly too cheap.”5 It would be better, he says, to learn or experience something before we join in fellowship with others.
    Note: "We are too much in contact with others and in ways that are random. We cannot respect each other if we 'stumble over one another'"... He types, realizing he is posting this randomly on Facebook.
  • Jeffery shared from Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
    Technology is seductive when what it offers meets our human vulnerabilities. And as it turns out, we are very vulnerable indeed. We are lonely but fearful of intimacy. Digital connections and the sociable robot may offer the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. Our networked life allows us to hide from each other, even as we are tethered to each other. We’d rather text than talk.
    Note: "Technology is seductive when what it offers meets our human vulnerabilities..." I'm really enjoying this book.
(Santa Clarita, CA, US)
Jeffery W Turner