Archive for August, 2018

The Malady of Lost Connections

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

I just finished reading the most important book that I’ve encountered in years: “Lost Connections,” by Johann Hari. It succeeds in doing what its subtitle claims: “Uncovering the real causes of depression—and the unexpected solutions.” As one of the many people who have struggled with depression, I greatly appreciate the insights that Hari shares in […]

The Perils of Technochauvinism

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

More and more these days people are waking up to the fact that digital technologies often fail us and sometimes do great harm. The default assumption that digital technologies are always needed and beneficial is now being questioned by an increasing number of thoughtful people who understand these technologies well. One such person is Meredith […]