The Distraction Addiction

The Distraction Addiction

Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want Without Enraging your Family, Annoying your Colleagues, and Destroying your Soul

Book - 2013
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The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day?
We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended.
Mobile devices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book that addresses one of the biggest questions of our age: can we stay connected without diminishing our intelligence, attention spans, and ability to really live? Can we have it all?

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a renowned Stanford technology guru, says yes. THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION is packed with fascinating studies, compelling research, and crucial takeaways. Whether it's breathing while Facebook refreshes, or finding creative ways to take a few hours away from the digital crush, this book is about the ways to tune in without tuning out.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316208260
Branch Call Number: 303.4833 PAN
Characteristics: 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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May 13, 2017

The subtitle is misleading; this book has a lot of great information about using technology in e mindful way. I recommend both books by this author (this one and Rest) to those of you who sometimes feel overwhelmed by technology, and/or who sometimes feel tired and frazzled. (That should cover everyone!)

Mar 27, 2015

A great reminder of the importance of paying attention to the world, your children and family.

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