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William Powers

Technology & Media Writer

William Powers is a journalist and social philosopher.  His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He is a two-time winner of the Arthur Rowse Award for best American media commentary.  His first book is "Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age" (HarperCollins, 2010), which challenges the widely held assumption that the more we connect through technology.