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Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

A National Day of Unplugging


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On Friday evening, people across the country will turn off their cell phones and laptops to observe the fourth annual National Day of Unplugging. The event is part of the growing "slow tech" movement, which promotes mindful and balanced use of technology. We'll discuss why you might need a break from your electronics, and the best ways to unplug.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Levi Felix, co-founder of Digital Detox, an organization that runs tech-free retreats and promotes more mindful use of technology
  • Matt Richtel, Pulitzer Prize-winning technology writer for The New York Times and author of the new novel "The Cloud," a fictional thriller about the relationship between people and their technology
  • Tanya Schevitz, national communications manager and San Francisco programs coordinator for Reboot, a Jewish nonprofit which sponsors the National Day of Unplugging

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