Monday, June 10, 2013

Thoughts from Meditation and Communion with God about technology and distraction



"In 2008 Americans were consuming three times the information than they did every day in 1960" (p. 21)

"The typical computer user at work checks emails or changes windows or other programs at least 26 times every hour" (p. 22)

The challenge of dealing with information overload in an Internet age is a very visible manifestation of a larger cultural problem: The rushed nature of modern life and a cult of speed, efficiency and production" (p.23)

The historic Christian practice of meditating on Scripture is, of course, just such an example of 'slow reading.' In the face of today's rushed lives and information overload, such slow reading of the Word of God seems more important than ever. (p.24)


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