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Distraction Addiction

Getting The Information You Need And The Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, And Destroying Your Soul

By Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day?

We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended.

Mobile devices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book that addresses one of the biggest questions of our age: can we stay connected without diminishing our intelligence, attention spans, and ability to really live? Can we have it all?

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a renowned Stanford technology guru, says yes. THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION is packed with fascinating studies, compelling research, and crucial takeaways. Whether it's breathing while Facebook refreshes, or finding creative ways to take a few hours away from the digital crush, this book is about the ways to tune in without tuning out.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0316208264


Format: Book
Author: Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim
Summary: The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day? We have all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended. Mobile devices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book that addresses one of the biggest questions of our age: can we stay connected without diminishing our intelligence, attention spans, and ability to really live? Can we have it all? Here the author, a Stanford University technology guru, says yes. His book is packed with fascinating studies, compelling research, and crucial takeaways. Whether it is breathing while Facebook refreshes, or finding creative ways to take a few hours away from the digital crush, this book is about the ways to tune in without tuning out.
Title: Distraction addiction : getting the information you need and the communication you want, without enraging your family, annoying your colleagues, and destroying your soul / Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Subject: Communication and technology Technology -- Social aspects Technology -- Psychological aspects Internet addiction
Isbn: 0316208264 (hardcover) 9780316208260 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
Author: Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim
Summary: The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day? We have all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended. Mobile devices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book that addresses one of the biggest questions of our age: can we stay connected without diminishing our intelligence, attention spans, and ability to really live? Can we have it all? Here the author, a Stanford University technology guru, says yes. His book is packed with fascinating studies, compelling research, and crucial takeaways. Whether it is breathing while Facebook refreshes, or finding creative ways to take a few hours away from the digital crush, this book is about the ways to tune in without tuning out.
Title: Distraction addiction : getting the information you need and the communication you want, without enraging your family, annoying your colleagues, and destroying your soul / Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
Description: 290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Communication and technology
Subjects: Technology -- Social aspects
Subjects: Technology -- Psychological aspects
Subjects: Internet addiction
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-280) and index.
LCCN: 2013935729
ISBN: 0316208264 (hardcover)
ISBN: 9780316208260 (hardcover)
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Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 303.4833 Pan