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  • Absolutely superb: elegant, surprising, hard-hitting and very important

    Guy Claxton, author of 'Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind'
  • Both impassioned and profound

    Washington Post
  • Very entertaining . . . [with] many interesting insights

    The Times
  • Crawford makes the crucial point that this is a political problem. The creators of smartphones, social networks designed to hook us, the firms buying ads on escalator handrails and media organizations desperate for your clicks and shares are all helping themselves to something that's ours - the limited resource of our attention - to try to turn a profit

    Oliver Burkeman, Guardian
  • There are now many books reminding us to pay attention but Crawford also reminds us of how we lost attention in the first place - and putting the problem in its historical context makes the case more compelling

    Michael Foley, author of 'The Age of Absurdity'

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