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How much interest have you seen so far for your Analog August initiative on endofabsence.com?
over 4 years ago
How much interest have you seen so far for your Analog August initiative on endofabsence.com?
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Do you think constant connection can actually be harmful to our lives? If so, in what ways do you think it can harm us?
over 4 years ago
Do you think constant connection can actually be harmful to our lives? If so, in what ways do you think it can harm us?
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this is a hot issue and much discussed - what do you hope to accomplish through your book?
over 4 years ago
this is a hot issue and much discussed - what do you hope to accomplish through your book?
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Did you notice changes in your relationships (either their nature or how you communicate) after your analog August?
over 4 years ago
Did you notice changes in your relationships (either their nature or how you communicate) after your analog August?
2
should we teach children how to manage their relationship with technology? does absence need to be in the school curriculum?
over 4 years ago
should we teach children how to manage their relationship with technology? does absence need to be in the school curriculum?
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your book's subtitle seems hopeful - are you in fact hopeful that we can fight the powerful tide of technology?
over 4 years ago
your book's subtitle seems hopeful - are you in fact hopeful that we can fight the powerful tide of technology?
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Do you think the internet is part of the evolutionary path of humanity? (in terms of impacting our physical evolution)
over 4 years ago
Do you think the internet is part of the evolutionary path of humanity? (in terms of impacting our physical evolution)
2
I'm the father of a 2 year old girl, what will be some "when I was your age" stories that I'll be sharing with her that define the shift online?
over 4 years ago
I'm the father of a 2 year old girl, what will be some "when I was your age" stories that I'll be sharing with her that define the shift online?
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"Disconnecting" as a tech worker is almost unthinkable! Any recommendations on how to achieve meaningful absence despite pressures to the contrary?
over 4 years ago
"Disconnecting" as a tech worker is almost unthinkable! Any recommendations on how to achieve meaningful absence despite pressures to the contrary?
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is your book more of a philosophical and social musing or do you look at scientific evidence to support the damage of constant online activity?
over 4 years ago
is your book more of a philosophical and social musing or do you look at scientific evidence to support the damage of constant online activity?
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Is this AMA done?
over 4 years ago
Is this AMA done?
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is it easier to be absent when everyone else is also on board? when people around you are constantly connected does it make it harder?
over 4 years ago
is it easier to be absent when everyone else is also on board? when people around you are constantly connected does it make it harder?
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"absence" to me reminds me of the cottage I spent my childhood summers at, what would be your ideal place of absence?
over 4 years ago
"absence" to me reminds me of the cottage I spent my childhood summers at, what would be your ideal place of absence?
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do you think there is any way that tech could help bring back absence - for example analog august will likely be an online campaign? is that ironic?
over 4 years ago
do you think there is any way that tech could help bring back absence - for example analog august will likely be an online campaign? is that ironic?
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The net has changed the publishing industry immensely. How has the internet affected your experience as a writer on the whole and during this book?
over 4 years ago
The net has changed the publishing industry immensely. How has the internet affected your experience as a writer on the whole and during this book?
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what about the NSA and privacy implications of bringing our lives completely online? are these a factor in your argument for absence?
over 4 years ago
what about the NSA and privacy implications of bringing our lives completely online? are these a factor in your argument for absence?
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is it easier to be absent in Vancouver than Toronto given its proximity to nature and lifestyle orientation?
over 4 years ago
is it easier to be absent in Vancouver than Toronto given its proximity to nature and lifestyle orientation?
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How did you find the necessary absence (quiet time) to write this book? Did the process itself shed light on issues in the book?
over 4 years ago
How did you find the necessary absence (quiet time) to write this book? Did the process itself shed light on issues in the book?
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is the end of absence the end of contemplation?
over 4 years ago
is the end of absence the end of contemplation?
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is technology more dangerous for artists who need quiet time to be creative?
over 4 years ago
is technology more dangerous for artists who need quiet time to be creative?
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Why did you write The End of Absence?
over 4 years ago
Why did you write The End of Absence?
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How do I interact with this AMA?
over 4 years ago
How do I interact with this AMA?
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Who is Michael Harris?
over 4 years ago
Who is Michael Harris?