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http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/24/18463775-how-the-smartphone-killed-the-three-day-weekend?lite

http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/18/18322435-students-cant-resist-distraction-for-two-minutes-and-neither-can-you?lite



"Whenever we turn on our computer we are plunged into an 'ecosystem of interruption technologies'"
(from: The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to our Brains, by Nicolas Carr referencing a phrase from Cory Doctorow)
 
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Michael, it would be great if you could post a bit more detail with the links; I'm always hesitant to open links if there's no text from the poster.

 
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Leila,

Both links are from NBC news regarding our addiction to computer technology
 
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I'm 42, so I grew up and spent my youth before the internet and smart phones. Maybe that is why I just don't get it.
Why the heck do people need to check their phone over and over all day? What exactly are they texting to each other?


I'm no rustic hillbilly, I have high speed internet at home and work, and I use it.
I just don't understand the need to be constantly connected, to share mundane details of every day life.



 
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