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Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

byEric Brende

Paperback | August 2, 2005

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What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this question in mind, MIT graduate Eric Brende flipped the switch on technology. He and his wife, Mary, ditched their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or "hooked to the grid," and spent eighteen months living in a remote community so primitive in its technology that even the Amish consider it antiquated.

Better Off is the story of their real-life experiment to see whether our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier -- or whether life would be preferable without them. This smart, funny, and enlightening book mingles scientific analysis with the human story to demonstrate how a world free of technological excess can shrink stress -- and waistlines -- and expand happiness, health, and leisure.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this question in mind, MIT graduate Eric Brende flipped the switch on technology. He and his wife, Mary, ditched their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or "hooked to the grid," and spent eighteen months living in a remote community so pri...
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Title:Better Off: Flipping the Switch on TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:August 2, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060570059

ISBN - 13:9780060570057

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flipping the switch on technology An enjoyable read about a couple using no electricity
Date published: 2017-11-03