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Coffee shop turns off wi-fi

Coffee shop turns off wi-fi – this is really a non-event – coffee shop turns off wireless and sales increase, people start talking again. I link to it because it speaks to a growing sentiment (a backlash?) of technology’s role in our lives. The encroachment has only just begun – wireless is only beginning to make its impact. I think we’ll start to see more stories like this, where people refocus and simplify in order to “feel human” again. Some would have technology be a thread that runs through all aspects of our lives. Others would like to treat technology as a coat – to wear when appropriate, and to remove when it’s uncomfortable.