The Tyranny of Technology

You only have to look - after you lift your face from your phone - as you walk down the street - to know it is true. We are addicted. Our devices are in our faces constantly. The news business strives to find ways to make you look even more - not to mention advertisers and a whole host of others. The question is - what kind of impact is it having on how we live, work and think. Danny Funt asks “When is a distribution method that harms users’ brains no longer an acceptable cost of doing business?” in his latest article in the CJR (Columbia Journalism Review). He looks at some of the impacts of the flood of digital information and examines the role of news media in feeding the habit. Read it while you can still concentrate - and try not to check your email until you’re done!