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

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 ‚Äúdigital [Read More…]

Is Google Weakening Your Memory? Or Enhancing Your Curiosity? Or Both?

In yesterday’s post, I began commenting on a new book: iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us, by Larry Rosen. Rosen, a professor of psychology, approaches the impact of technology on our lives in light of psychological and brain research. He is mainly concerned with the relationship between digital technology [Read More…]

Is Digital Technology Making You Crazy?

Is digital technology making you crazy? Yes, quite possibly, says Dr. Larry Rosen, professor of psychology and author of a new book: iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us. I learned about this book from a review in the New York Times: “When You Text Till You Drop,” by Bryan [Read More…]


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