A. G. Lombardo
Lydia Kiesling
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Cliff Kuang

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Cliff Kuang is the former director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and a longtime design editor at Wired

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“You and I are now at the center of technology, as the most powerful companies and computing systems try to anticipate what we want. User Friendly weaves a stirring and unexpected story of how the machine age gave way to this iPhone era. Monolithic tools of war became chipper assistants, but at a price. Passionate and poised, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant show us how the paradigm developed, then write a new entry in the encyclopedia of cautionary tales. What happens when the most important design material in the world is human behavior? This is a clarifying root structure for the shimmering chaos of the recent internet.”
Alexis Madrigal, author of Powering the Dream