The Loneliness that Electronics Cannot Fill

In the pantheon of emotions, loneliness is one of the most debilitating. Nothing equals the sense of isolation more than knowing that something terrible could happen to you and that no one would know about it for hours – or even days. I hope that readers will pardon a personal illustration. In 1981, a terrible … Read more

Why Do So Many Smart People Use Dumb Phones?

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Wherever you go, people are on their “smartphones.” In airports, restaurants or on the street, people are almost permanently glued to their devices, obsessed with the idea that they cannot exist without being connected to the cyber world. Thus, they text and tweet, email and Google, follow and like in an effort to be constantly … Read more