Counterpoint to One of Saturday’s Presentations Called to my attention by Trent Gillis at the On Being blog, where you can also find a link to a program with Sherry Turkle and other resources. Advertisements Share this:TwitterTumblrGoogleFacebookFlipboardPocket Posted by mikeschultz 6 responses to Counterpoint to One of Saturday’s Presentations Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) August 27, 2013 Here’s another confirmation, of sorts: Vacation, Unplugged. Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) August 27, 2013 If “claptrap” was among Mills’s expressions of disapproval, I’d feel especially validated. Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) August 28, 2013 Then there’s this seen on Twitter: “@bigthink Japanese Government To Offer Internet Fasting Camps To Students http://t.co/neBvsSyahj #japan #internetfasting #internetaddiction” Maybe Toastmasters will be part of the program. Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) August 28, 2013 The National Day of Unplugging will next be observed on March 7 and 8, 2014. Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) August 31, 2013 A lovely image and this thought from Wendell Berry’s Sabbaths: “Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill — more of each than you have — inspiration, work, growing older, patience, for patience joins time to eternity.” Mike Schultz (@schultzmt) September 22, 2013 Today’s edition of The New York Times contains a great essay on digital detox. It notes “Mindy Weiss, a party planner in New York and Los Angeles who specializes in celebrity events, said cellphone bans are becoming a new normal “on the high-profile end.” She advises hosts to explain the cellphone rules in the invitation, have clear signs at the party and, when possible, carve out a special area for important calls — like a smoking area for those who need to check in with the baby sitter.” It also contains several strategies for making less time for cell phones and more time for the people you are with. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.