August, 2012 Archive

Taking a Vacation from Digital

Friday, August 31st, 2012

For a week this summer I took a vacation from digital, and I’ve never been happier. My wife Jan, daughter Marion, and I visited our friends Kevin and Robert in their home outside Quebec City for nine days, and incredibly enough, we managed to stay offline almost the entire time. ...

It’s Time for a Digital Intervention

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Take control of digital technology before the digital world takes control of you. That's a key message of a July 16 Newsweek article by Tony Dokoupil, "iCrazy," as well as an August 6 Forbes article by Kashmir Hill, "Beware, Tech Abandoners," both of which warn that excessive use of digital is ...