Unplug Yourself

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3 Responses

  1. Reb Yid says:

    Someone tell Rabbi Feldman to check out today’s NYTimes Lens Blog. There is a wonderful, exquisite photographic piece/essay on a Viznitzer wedding in Bnei Brak.

  2. Dr. Yitzchok Levine says:

    How much time does the average young man learning in Bais Medrash have to be “alone with himself” given the long hours he is expected to put in learning?

  3. Chizki says:

    Here’s from another recent NYT article on the same theme: .”Schools nationwide have rushed to supply their classrooms with computers, and many policy makers say it is foolish to do otherwise. But the contrarian point of view can be found at the epicenter of the tech economy, where some parents and educators have a message: computers and schools don’t mix.”

    And here’s from a fascinating essay on the addictive nature of many of the fruits of modern technology written by Paul Graham, a Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist: .”The world is more addictive than it was 40 years ago. And unless the forms of technological progress that produced these things are subject to different laws than technological progress in general, the world will get more addictive in the next 40 years than it did in the last 40. …[A]s the world becomes more addictive, the two senses in which one can live a normal life will be driven ever further apart. One sense of “normal” is statistically normal: what everyone else does. The other is the sense we mean when we talk about the normal operating range of a piece of machinery: what works best.”

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