In a world that divides us, technology creates connection. Cell phones, e-mail, digital cameras, personal Web sitesthey all join us, however tenuously, to what we value. Is connectivity what were willing to pay for? Should technology be our servant or a tool that helps us do other things? What can we really learn from Napster? What would intelligent standards for touch-screen user interface look like? How does technology evolve, and what drives that evolution?For Dan Bricklin, technology cannot exist independently of the lives and needs of those who use it. For more than a decade he has shared his thoughts on this essential interdependence in blogs, podcasts, and essays. This volume compiles those observations, putting together case histories and new reflections for a fascinating study of how people and technology affect one another. Whether youre a software developer or a student of human nature, youll find yourself drawn into this most intriguing discoursebecause you are its subject.