Will a Trip to Camp Break a Tech Addiction?

Check out a fascinating piece by Matt Haber over at the New York Times. In “A Trip to Camp to Break a Tech Addiction,” Haber chronicles his recent trip to Camp Grounded, a camp specifically envisioned to help people break their addictions to technology and rediscover the joys of embodied, relational living. Camp Grounded is [Read More...]

“I am the sum of my apps. Maybe I am an app.” – Jeffrey Katzenberg


In a recent interview with USA Today, Jeffery Katzenberg, co-founder of DreamWorks, talked about some of his favorite “fun apps,” including “Talking Tom!” Then, in a reflective moment, he mentioned the apps he uses in less playful times: “So many of them are productivity apps — Notes, Dropbox, Twitter. I am the sum of my [Read More...]

Can We Really Unplug?

Well, at least you're supposed to disconnect when you gas up your car.

I’ve been following a fascinating conversation that began with Jenna Wortham’s article in the New York Times: “Turn Off the Phone (and the Tension),” also called “Cutting the Digital Lifeline and Finding Serenity.” In this article, Wortham described the challenge and joy of disconnecting from the digital world, at least for a few hours. Wortham’s [Read More...]

Technology: When Great Ideas Have Less-Than-Great Consequences

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Matt Ritchel, one of my favorite New York Times writers, has a new article entitled “Wasting Time Is the New Divide in Digital Era.” He explores some of the negative consequences of a national movement to get computers into the hands of everyone, especially all children. The article begins: In the 1990s, the term “digital [Read More...]