Sunday, December 16, 2012

Typewriters help you detoxify

A Royal and an Olympia at a "digital detox" event in San Francisco.

Story in the New York Times -- thanks to Phillytyper.


Scott K said...

Ha ha ha. That's a serious photo there!

Bill M said...

Is she enthusiastic or frightened?!

MTCoalhopper said...

Out of curiosity, I grabbed the physical copy of the Sunday NYT. The story reads better in analog form, too.

It's a bittersweet thing to read about. These people are seriously addicted to connectivity. From my spot in academic librarialism, I am encountering articles, essays, and blogs about this, all the time.

At the same time, some people are willing to try a little detoxification. The first step toward a cure is supposed to be recognizing that there is a problem. Perhaps there is hope for modern society, after all.

Don't be afraid, Karen Murillo (the lady in the picture) the typewriter is your friend.

Miguel Chávez said...

"My name is Miguel... and I'm no longer a tech-addict."

I find it hard to imagine now, but until not so long ago I was literally chained to my cell phone (and before that, to my cell AND my beeper... it's been a very long story). But right now I've found myself actually forgetting to recharge the cell phone, and have actually left it home without any consequence...

... speaking of which, I wonder were I left the thing this time... last time I saw it was... erm... this morning, when I placed a call...

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