Author: Maggie Jackson
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Argues that advanced technology, multitasking, and the reliance on the Internet for information and social contacts has eroded the ability of people to focus on important priorities and connect with others on a personal level.


Author: Icon Group International
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9781114083363
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The Power Of Slow

Author: Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429986689
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Foreword by Maggie Jackson, author of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and
the Coming Dark Age Slow is hot. In recent years, movements have sprouted to
explore slow food, slow art, slow sex, and slow family living. It's a bit hard to
fathom what exactly slow means in all these contexts. There's a bit of pro-green
living here, anti-materialism, mindful awareness, community-building, all of which
loosely add up to a slowing down in the tempo of life, or at least finding a speed
other ...

Think About It

Author: John Mauk
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285663322
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Let's take a more recent example. In her book Dis— tracted: The Erosion of
Attention and the Coming Dark Age, Maggie jackson argues that America is
descend— ing into a time of cultural and educational decay That is her position.
Her purpose is to warn us of this impending “dark age.” In the first paragraph
below, she gives the warning. And in the second, she begins breaking down her
reasons. As you'll notice, her rea— soning includes some general principles
about atten— tion ...

The Cult Of The Amateur

Author: Andrew Keen
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 185788437X
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In “Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age,” Boston Globe
columnist Maggie Jackson suggests that the increasingly low attention span and
poor cognitive skills of today's multitasking, digitally addicted kids threatens to
return civilization to another dark age, one of what she calls “shadows and fears.”
August 410 is an eerily symbolic date for Jackson. It was then, she says, that the
Goths sacked Rome, thereby ending classical civilization and dragging Europe
into ...

Effective Human Relations Interpersonal And Organizational Applications

Author: Barry Reece
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0538747501
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Surviving 21st century living takes focus according to Maggie Jackson, Boston
Globe columnist and author of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the
Coming Dark Age. In the age of tech-savvy, hyper-mobility, split-focused, cyber-
centric behaviors, more information is not necessarily more knowledge.1 In an
age of overload, Jackson says we need to re-balance and concentrate on the
powers of attention. The erosion of attention in society resonates with many
students, educators, ...

The Digital Difference

Author: W. Russell Neuman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674504933
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... of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives iBrain: Surviving the
Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind Data Smog: Surviving the
Information Glut Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age
Yes, the Coming Dark Age. One wonders whether these book titles are the work
of the authors or whether the publishers of such popular and self-help-style
volumes have a special backroom office of title-writing stylists The Paradox of
Profusion 103.

Net Smart

Author: Howard Rheingold
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262300729
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I share Baron's fears and cautions. My own stance toward media literacy—the
reason I wrote this book—is based on the same conclusion Baron reached: that
human agency, not just technology, is key. What you and I know, think, and do at
this moment of technology-initiated yet human-centered change matters. In
Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age, Jackson writes: “
The way we live is eroding our capacity for deep, sustained, perceptive attention
—the ...

Teaching Theology In A Technological Age

Author: Yvette Debergue
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144388670X
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However, it is acknowledged that, certainly at this time, “while there may be
conflicting evidence and opinions on the impact of the Internet on our brains, it's
clear this will continue to be a controversial topic even while the world's
population increases its dependence on, and use of, the Internet”.5 The impact of
the Internet on learning will be examined in terms of five challenges, expressed
as “contrasts,” which will each be considered in turn, namely: Distraction >
attention; More more; ...

Good Living In Hard Times

Author: Stafford Whiteaker
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780993153
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Maggie Jackson, a writer for the Boston Globe and author of Distracted: The
Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age, says, The waywe live is eroding
our capacity for deep, sustained, perceptive attention – the building block of
intimacy, wisdom, and cultural progress. Moreover, this disintegration may come
at great cost to ourselves and to society ....The erosion of attention is the key to
understanding why we are on the cusp of a time of widespread cultural and
social losses.