Putting Technology on Hold GUESTS: Larry Rosen, *author of TechnoStress: Coping With Technology at Work, at Home, at Play. * research psychologist and professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills David Shenk * author of "Data Smog" and a forthcoming book called The End of Patience We lose track of how technology streamlines our lives in thousands of ways. Telephones, satellites, and the internet make distance communication instantaneous, and modern transportation lets us travel a thousand miles in a few hours. But increasingly people are finding technology invasive and disruptive. Whether it's that pager going off at the symphony or almost being run over by someone driving while on the phone, stories of gadgets interrupting and disturbing our lives abound. Is there any way to set up some barriers to find a quiet place away from these modern disruptions? Join guest host Melinda Penkava and guests for a look at the ways technology complicates our lives, on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.
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Putting Technology on Hold

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Putting Technology on Hold

Putting Technology on Hold

Putting Technology on Hold

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GUESTS: Larry Rosen, *author of TechnoStress: Coping With Technology at Work, at Home, at Play. * research psychologist and professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills David Shenk * author of "Data Smog" and a forthcoming book called The End of Patience We lose track of how technology streamlines our lives in thousands of ways. Telephones, satellites, and the internet make distance communication instantaneous, and modern transportation lets us travel a thousand miles in a few hours. But increasingly people are finding technology invasive and disruptive. Whether it's that pager going off at the symphony or almost being run over by someone driving while on the phone, stories of gadgets interrupting and disturbing our lives abound. Is there any way to set up some barriers to find a quiet place away from these modern disruptions? Join guest host Melinda Penkava and guests for a look at the ways technology complicates our lives, on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News.