Tag: detech

The Pointlessness of Unplugging : The New Yorker (good read related to my Digital Obesity meme)

Interesting point below; yet I think of unplugging more like scheduling a diet – just having a few days where you eat less, and get hungry again… The Pointlessness of Unplugging : The New Yorker That is why, I think, the Day of Unplugging is such a strange thing. Those who unplug ...

The Tyranny Of Connectivity (via Jonathan Fields)

Great piece by Jonathan Fields; just what I’ve been contemplating lately – must read ! “So I pick up a new iPhone over the weekend after cracking the screen on my old one. During the 3 hours before I get it home, something amazing happens. The phone is blank. No apps beyond ...

Happy Easter

Be sure to unplug a bit – take a nice walk (picture from my latest hike in Tenerife, below:)

‘Embracing Analog’ Trend (JWT) – Detech & Unplug?

Embracing Analog is a digital-era countertrend, a response to the evaporation of so many physical things into intangible formats. For consumers, these responses coexist with their embrace of tech-centric lifestyles; indeed, the stronger that embrace, the stronger the urge to experience the polar opposite. via ‘Embracing Analog’: JWT’s Ann Mack presents ...

Time to unplug

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/03/techs_best_feature_the_off_swi.html Albert Einstein said that “time is relative to your state of motion.” With all this texting, tweeting, posting, and emailing, we’re making our minds move faster, which accelerates our perception of time. It seems there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t end up thinking, “How did it ...

Kit Kat’s ‘No WiFi Zone’ – another good example of the rising ‘detech’ trend: offline is the new luxury!

With consumers connected to multiple digital devices wherever they go, more are seeking to log off, at least temporarily. In line with this trend, which we dubbed De-Teching back in 2010, Kit Kat launched Wi-Fi-free zones in Amsterdam to help people “have a break,” as the brand’s tagline goes in ...

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