Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

I’m reading Maggie Jackson’s 2008 book “Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age” (Prometheus Books, ). It’s outstanding and touches on some of the thoughts and concerns I’ve had of late. Here are some links to reviews, etc. about the book, in no particular order:

Wired: Digital Overload is Frying Our Brains (watch out for the creepy picture)

NYT: Attention Must Be Paid (Guest Blog)

NYT: Fighting a War Against Distraction

Fast Company: Launching the “Attention” Movement…Distracted, by Maggie Jackson

Boston Globe: Maggie Jackson Chat Transcript (FYI-Ms. Jackson writes for the Boston Globe)

Point of Inquiry podcast: Maggie Jackson – Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

Harvard Business Interview: The Dangers of Distraction

NY Post: “Distracted” Um, What Were We Writing About?

Maggie Jackson’s site

This should hold you over until the book arrives in the mail. If not, check out these articles I found last fall that are along the same lines (I’ve linked to some of these before):

Is Google Making Us Stupid? by Nicholas Carr

The Myth of Multitasking by Christine Rosen

The Autumn of the Multitaskers by Walter Kirn

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About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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