10 May

I completely Agree! Sadly our children are numb to this new way of living and they do not see it as a “problem”. Good Luck on this one! Great Read.


This recent think-piece in The New York Times argues that we have:

At home, families sit together, texting and reading e-mail. At work executives text during board meetings. We text (and shop and go on Facebook) during classes and when we’re on dates…

We’ve become accustomed to a new way of being “alone together.” Technology-enabled, we are able to be with one another, and also elsewhere, connected to wherever we want to be. We want to customize our lives. We want to move in and out of where we are because the thing we value most is control over where we focus our attention. We have gotten used to the idea of being in a tribe of one, loyal to our own party.

One of the rituals my husband and I enjoy is my driving him to the commuter train station in the morning. It’s only about 10 minutes door…

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2 responses to “

  1. kathleenspasture

    May 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I think back to how many times I tried to have a real conversation with a spouse while he was engaged in a tv show, and how many times the tv show “won” his attention….my kids are so accustomed to the electronics winning their attention as well….it is not new, this ipad, ipod, keyboard generation…it all began with radio and television…its just more complicated now. But, it is also just so DAMN easy, push a button, get the information you need. No need to ask, to listen, to research. JUST a thumb click away……now, if someone can teach me how to push the button to follow a blog, without also receiving every new comment on my email…that I would love to know!

    • thebookshackblog

      May 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      You simply go into your email settings and click where you receive notifications. If you do not want to be notified via email about comments, then you click that. Good Luck.


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