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

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

Susan Maushart


The clever and hilarious tale of a family members who found that having fewer instruments to speak with led them to truly speak extra.

whilst Susan Maushart first introduced her goal to drag the plug on her family's complete armory of digital weaponry for 6 months-from the itsy-bitsiest iPod Shuffle to her son's heavily souped-up gaming PC-her 3 young children did not blink an eye fixed. Says Maushart: "Looking again, i will comprehend why. they did not listen me."

For any mum or dad who is ever IM-ed their baby to the dinner desk, this account of 1 family's self-imposed exile from the data Age will go away you LOLing with attractiveness. however it also will make you think that.

The iciness of Our Disconnect demanding situations readers to check the toll that expertise is taking over their very own relations connections, and to create a media ecology that in its place encourages kids-and parents-to thrive. certainly, as a self-confessed unmarried mother who "slept along with her iPhone," Maushart knew her family's exile from Cyburbia wasn't going to be any more straightforward for her than for her 3 kids, a long time fourteen, fifteen, and eighteen. but all of them quickly came upon that the rewards of changing into "unplugged" have been extra wealthy and sundry than any cyber fact may well ever be.

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