How did we get to the point where we keep one eye on our Blackberry and one eye on our spouse-in bed? We can contact millions of people worldwide, so why is it hard to schedule a simple family dinner together? What can we do about it?
How did we get to the point where we "tweet" on vacation, text during family dinners, read e-mails during meetings and classes, and learn about our spouse's day from Facebook? What can we do to reclaim our attention?
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Table of Contents
Part I Lengthening Shadows: Exploring Our Landscape of Distraction
Chapter 1 Wired Love ca. 1880-Tracing the Roots of an Attention-Deficient Culture 29
Chapter 2 Focus-E-mailing the Dead and Other Forays into Virtual Living 45
Chapter 3 Judgment-Of Molly's Gaze and Taylor's Watch: Why More Is Less in a Split-Screen World 71
Chapter 4 Awareness-Portable Clocks and Little Black Boxes: The Sticking Point of Mobility 97
Part II Deepening Twilight: Pursuing The Narrowing Path
Chapter 5 Focus-Invisible Tethers: The Delicate Art of Surveillance-Based Love 127
Chapter 6 Judgment-Book and Word on the "Edge of Chaos" 153
Chapter 7 Awareness-The Post-Human Age: A Battle for Our Attention 183
Part III Dark Times ... Or Renaissance of Attention?
Chapter 8 McThinking and the Future of the Past 213
Chapter 9 The Gift of Attention-A Renaissance at Hand 237