The greatest strength of the book is Sleepless's editorial on the nature of technology and mankind's penchant for wish fulfillment over appreciation of achievement. While society laments the lack of flying cars, jetpacks and ray guns it was promised by politicians and pop culture of the 1950s and '60s, Sleepless points out that iPhones and IM-ing are miracles of modern technology. We may not be moving our bodies across the planet at Mach 10, but we're transmitting ideas, emotions and information even faster. While we complain of being unable to travel to the moon for an afternoon adventure, we've missed the fact our technology has diminished the importance and meaning of place. I hope Ellis, through Sleepless, expands on this iPod ideology and shares more socio-technological philosophy in future issues. Read Full Review
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