The Wall Street Journal's wonderful columnist Elizabeth Bernstein recently featured "The Winter of Our Disconnect" along with the story of Diane Broadnax, a 50-year-old clinical trial researcher. It seems Broadnax performed a tech-detox of her own, forgoing all computerized entertainment for one week. What's up with us 50-somethings? (Don't answer that.)
Your Blackberry or Your Wife Elizabeth Bernstein
It may be time for a technology cleanse.
Like an extreme diet that cuts out all processed foods for a short period of time with the promise of lasting good health, a technology cleanse means you unplug for a short time with longer-term benefits for your relationships.
But be warned: As with any other diet, it isn't easy.