[murmur] vs. the Digital Sabbath?

It’s been 9 years since James, Shawn and I came up with [murmur], and it’s been a couple of years since I was directly involved with it, but it’s featured nicely in this article by Jason Farman in The Atlantic: The Myth of the Disconnected Life.

[murmur] is mentioned as an example of how mobile phones can be used to enhance our relationships to places, through stories. As part of an argument against the idea that voluntarily disconnecting our devices is the solution to information overload (and a lot of worse things; Putnam, Turkle, etc.). I agree with Farman that the Digital Sabbath seems like a simplistic response to a complex problem (though I haven’t read Powers’ book).

In the meantime, disconnecting periodically strikes me as a swell idea.

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One Response to [murmur] vs. the Digital Sabbath?

  1. It was a nice surprise to read the reference to [murmur] in The Atlantic last week. But please don’t leave us Gabe. Well, only for brief jaunts off the radar.

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