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Digital communications allow us to instant message across thousands of miles, and read the news, and pay bills, and plan a vacation ... all at the same time. And according to some people, that's a problem. When is it time to pull off the information highway?

Guests:

David Levy
*Computer scientist, professor in the Information School at the University of Washington

Sreenath Sreenivasan
*professor of new media in the Columbia School of Journalism
*columnist for the journalism Web site, Poynter.org

John Seely Brown
*former director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
*co-author with Paul Duguid of The Social Life of Information (Harvard Business School Press, 2000)

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