In defense of screen time

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“Screen time” ranks among the phrases, along with “trans fats” and “big box retailer,” that elicit mournful nods among the chattering classes. People regret the loss of unmediated presence: museums free from selfie sticks, dinners uninterrupted by stealthy smartphone checks and weekends free from the tyranny of email. And I get that, I do. But the nostalgia for the days when we weren’t carrying mobile computers in our pockets is highly overrated.

Read the rest of the rant over at WBUR Cognoscenti.

 

By Perry Hewitt

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