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Author Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim.

Title The 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 New York : Little, Brown, 2013.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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 book 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 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.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-280) and index.
Contents Two monkeys -- Breathe -- Simplify -- Meditate -- Deprogram -- Experiment -- Refocus -- Rest -- Eight steps to contemplative computing -- Appendix 1: Keeping a tech diary -- Appendix 2: Rules for mindful social media -- Appendix 3: DIY digital sabbath.
Subject Communication and technology.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Technology -- Psychological aspects.
Technology -- Philosophy.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Psychological aspects.
Information society -- Psychological aspects.
Internet addiction.
Call # 303.4833 PANG
ISBN 9780316208260