Friday, February 25, 2011

Recognizing Tech Overload

David Pogue, the clever and funny New York Times tech columnist has an interesting post here.

A Parent’s Struggle With a Child’s iPad Addiction

If you're lucky, you don't have the same problem he does, with a six-year-old child craving time with an iPad.
Many of us have a similar problem with attention and focus, very likely caused by the growing mutli-tasking trend of the 21st century. But it is clearly affecting children as well as adults. When families are all together, but each person is isolated in their own tech world, the comfort of that electronic stimulation becomes normal.

Whether 6 or 60, we need room in our lives for critical thinking, original thought, face time with family, and ways to develop our character... something a plastic screen can't provide.