AirTalk for May 6, 2010

Pulling the plug on our tech addiction

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His and hers cell phones.

Imagine it’s 1984. No, not the Orwellian surveillance state, but rather, a time without cell phones or text messages, email or Google. That was the challenge posed to students in a Minnesota journalism class. Most weren’t even born in 1984, and many could barely recall a time before the Internet. Few lasted a whole day without firing up iPods, texting friends or checking their email. How would you do? Are you lost without your CrackBerry? Do you limit your tech intake? Tune your radio or lift the handle on your wired, landline phone, and ‘fess up: could you go three days without mobile technology?

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