Anyone who has ever cursed a computer will benefit from Zen Computer, with its soothing approach to living calmly amid the constant upheavals of new technology.
In a simple, easy-to-read style, Philip Toshio Sudo shows how the ancient principles of Zen philosophy apply to the modern science of bits and bytes, helping computer novices and the techno-savvy alike deal with everything from computer crashes to major life changes.
Divided into short, concise chapters, the book includes a user's guide to mindful computing, and features "The Seven Rules of Zen Computer." Quotes from thinkers such as Blaise Pascal, Albert Einstein, and Bill Gates illustrate the links between Western science and Eastern philosophy, making Zen Computer accessible to all readers, regardless of their familiarity with Zen.
Filled with Zen stories, samurai maxims, and beautiful artwork that combines Japanese brush painting with digital imagery, Zen Computer shows us how the interface between the traditional and technological can be found right here, right now.
Philip Toshio Sudo (1959–2002) was the eldest son of Japanese-American parents. He attended Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a Liberal Arts degree. He then went on to Columbia University, where he received his Master’s Degree in journalism. He is the author of Zen Guitar, Zen 24/7, Zen Sex, and The Book of Six Strings.
Angela Gunn Seattle Weekly Not only does it remind us to breathe, it's a nice step-by-step introduction to the components and functions of the machine.
Jonathan Littman author of The Fugitive Game In an age when many fear computers, this gracefully written and illustrated little tome teaches balance and inspires enlightenment. Keep it close by your keyboard.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Values and Visions Wonderfully practical and wise.
Deng Ming-Dao author of 365 Tao I was impressed with Zen Computer's originality and insight. In true Zen fashion, Sudo takes ordinary details and finds spiritual content in them. Zen Computer is the clear product of deep and long contemplation.