Book Discussion on Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

Mr. Brende talked about his book Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Brende moved… read more

Mr. Brende talked about his book Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Brende moved with his wife to the Midwest in order to join a farming community in the hopes of curtailing the effects that technology had on their lives. The farming community that the author dubbed “Minimites,” was closely related to the Amish and used no machinery to cultivate their land or electricity in their homes. The author found that even though he had none of the modern conveniences in his life, he had more free time than the typical American worker. He discussed his experiences among the “Minimites,” related anecdotes of his time with them, and discussed the conclusions he drew. He responded to audience questions. close

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Book Discussion on Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Sep 11, 2004
Last Aired:
Dec 26, 2004

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  • Sep 11, 2004 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 19, 2004 | 1:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 25, 2004 | 12:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2004 | 1:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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