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Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out

Lisa Meritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

The gym is filled with people, but every single one of them is wearing earphones. More than a dozen people each on their own planet -- make that galaxy.

The Kid Got No i-Anything for Christmas

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 03.13.2013 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

My kid wanted an iPod 5 for Christmas. He's 9. He asked me many times. He sent me links to where I could get an iPod 5. When I fished around for comments on how my 9-year-old felt about the iPod 4, he said, "no way, that one sucks." Got to love the honesty of 9-year-olds.

Why Technology Steals The Magic Of Childhood

David Wygant | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
David Wygant

We're becoming a fast-food, fast-technology, digital generation of over-sharing consumers with no real social skills. And it's time to save ourselves.

What Does It Mean to Be a Fan Today?

Mona Elyafi | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Mona Elyafi

Fans today are not -- literally and figuratively speaking -- following artists anymore, but merely following ephemeral trends.

Hooked on Phony: Is Modern Technology Setting Us Back?

Mona Elyafi | Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Mona Elyafi

While we are indeed transcending our human limitations through technology, we're also threatening the very essence of what it is to be human.

Are We at War With Technology?

Linda Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Stone

When we attribute blame to technology, we are implying that we're powerless, that it's "us against it." That it's war. Can we really be sure we're asking the right questions?