The most annoying thing about the book is more to do with the format, as much as I like the eReader. The Kindle does not have page numbers but percentages read. There were many notes in this book and it led one to believe there was much more to read as it was only at about 40%, from memory, when concluded, as the footnotes were so extensive.
The New York Times review hit the proverbial on the head by saying, in conclusion, that Shenk’s:
…efforts have resulted in a deeply interesting and important book. David Shenk may not be a genius yet, but give him time.