Digital Detox

The New York Times ran a fascinating piece about the issue of electronic gadget multi-tasking and the impact it has on people, particularly a single family, the Campbells, and the toll their e-mails, iPods, iPads, chats etc are taking on each family member as well as the family as a whole - inability to focus, feelings of overload, etc., even when they are not online.

You can read that article here, or just skip over to the Room for Debate running commentary blog (also at the Times) on that subject. Various folks discuss the pros and cons of our new age of multitasking and the fact that most of us are unable to disconnect even if we wanted to. Read the fascinating discussion at Room for Debate about this timely topic here.