Gary Small is no Daniel Pink. When I read Pink’s Drive, I agreed with the greater part of it and it changed the way I teach. iBrain is not having the same effect on me. I know sources are documented, in a way heretofore unseen by me, in the back of the book, but I really have a hard time accepting much of what is being said. I agree that technology is changing our society and our way of interacting and getting stuff done, but I am just not impressed with much of what is being said.
I, too, had to go and see how the “Ten Most Popular Websites” had changed from 2007 to today and I was not surprised that there was a lot of movement. Blogger and Twitter were new entries and eBay had succumbed to Amazon. Not surprising really.
I thought the section on the differences in men and women made men sound like they used the Internet for more serious matters, while women were more social. Fractured Families just seemed to be a family making poor choices. I could see a marital split coming if that family didn’t start spending more quality time together. I would not cook a great meal and accept my spouse not sitting down with the family to eat it. But I will grant you that my spouse and I drink our morning coffee with separate machines to check mail and news in the morning first thing. Each to their own I guess. I am glad we are getting this book out of the way first!