A life without papers, radio, TV, net, mobile?

No iPods, no car radios, no email, no television, no surfing… A dozen students of Seattle University tried a 96-hour “media deprivation” experiment. Each of them cheated, some more than others, proving Prof. Mara Adelman‘s hypothesis that the “art of alone time is increasingly lost in our hectic, frazzled, wired lives.”

Read the full story here: Could you make it without media for four days?

Sudha G. Tilak tried a similar exercise for Outlook magazine in December 2004:

“I am not sure I felt unhappy being incommunicado. It was irritable, discomfiting and inconvenient… Friends worried why I didn’t receive calls and one certified me as ill-mannered since I didn’t return calls. My inbox was choked with spam and messages breaking suspense on a family wedding gossip and censure from work over dragging deadlines and a pal announced a new arrival in his home—a pup named Hermit.”

Read the full story here: Tech this, tech that

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