Become a Better Online Reader

At the New Yorker, Maria Konnikova looks at how to become a better online reader: In new research that she and her colleagues will present for the first time at the upcomingconference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, in Torino, Italy, Mangen is finding that that may indeed be the case. [Read More...]

Numb Generations?

At QIdeas, Kara Powell’s talk about “numb generations” is available to watch. In it, she argues that stewardship of technology doesn’t start with kids; it starts with parents. If parents are addicted to technology and are not fully present as a result, that’s the posture children will mimic. Watch the talk here. [Read more...]

Microsoft VP Announces the End of the PC

As Microsoft completed its purchase of Nokia Devices and Services, Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO and now executive vice president of the Devices Group at Microsoft, weighed in on the end of the PC: “The vast majority of people do not have, nor will they ever have a personal computer,” Elop said. “They haven’t been [Read More...]

Information and Contemplation – Teaching Students How to Unplug

Do we need to teach college students how to unplug? Is this a good use of their educational time, not to mention tuition money? David Levy, a professor in the Information School at the University of Washington says “Yes,” according to a recent article in USA Today. In “Prof tackles tech distractions one student at [Read More...]


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