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The winter of our disconnect : how three totally wired teenagers (and a mother who slept with her iPhone) pulled the plug on their technology and lived to tell the tale

Author: Susan Maushart
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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The author embarked with her three teenagers on a six-month screen blackout (no cellphones, iPods, PCs, laptops, game stations, or television) to discover if the technology intended to stimulate and keep us virtually more connected was, as she suspected, making us actually more disconnected and distracted.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Susan Maushart; Susan Maushart
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Maushart
ISBN: 9781585428557 1585428558
OCLC Number: 646111794
Notes: Originally published: Australia, Bantam Australia, 2010.
Description: 278 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Who we are, and why we pressed "pause" --
Power trip : the darkness descends --
Boredom for beginners --
My iPhone/myself : notes from a digital fugitive --
The sound of one hand doing homework --
Loss of Facebook : friending the old-fashioned way --
Eat, play, sleep --
The return of the digital native.
Responsibility: Susan Maushart.

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The author embarked with her three teenagers on a six-month screen blackout (no cellphones, iPods, PCs, laptops, game stations, or television) to discover if the technology intended to stimulate and keep us virtually more connected was, as she suspected, making us actually more disconnected and distracted.

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