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Addiction by Design

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Addiction by Design
First edition
AuthorNatasha Dow Schüll
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Publication date
May 11, 2014
Publication placeUnited States

Addiction by Design is a 2012 non-fiction book by Natasha Dow Schüll and published by Princeton University Press[1] that describes machine gambling in Las Vegas.[2] It offers an analysis of machine gambling and the intensified forms of consumption that computer-based technologies enable and the innovations that deliberately enhance and sustain the 'zone' which extreme machine gamblers yearn for.[3][4][5]

The book received attention in connection with how current information technologies, in certain contexts, can make people addicted.[3][6]

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  1. ^ "Addiction By Design". Princeton University Press. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  2. ^ Schüll, Natasha Dow (2014). Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691160887.
  3. ^ a b Chris Hedges (2017-04-02). "A Nation of the Walking Dead". Truthdig.
  4. ^ Noren, Laura (September 6, 2012). "Can objects be evil? A review of "Addiction by Design"".
  5. ^ Cosgrave, Jim (2015). "Review: [Untitled] on JSTOR". The Canadian Journal of Sociology / Cahiers canadiens de sociologie. 40 (4): 551–554 – via JSTOR.
  6. ^ Natasha Singer. "Can't Put Down Your Device? That's by Design". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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