Pulling the Plug on Technology

Susan Maushart tells us what happened when she decided to pull the plug on her family's electronics for six months—iPods, PCs, video games, iphones and all. In The Winter of Our Disconnect: How Three Totally Wired Teenagers (and a Mother Who Slept with Her iPhone) Pulled the Plug on Their Technology and Lived to Tell the Tale she shares the story of how her family discovered that having fewer tools to communicate with actually led them to communicate more.