The weirdness of life not in lockdown

Yesterday afternoon my wife cycled home from work at her pre-school, and my kids came home from school (they’re 9 and 11) as usual. Then a little later I took my son to his swimming training and I went for a run with a friend through a nearby forest. As we ran the trails, we saw people down by the lake having a BBQ and people going for walks. On our way home we stopped at McDonald’s and had a bite to eat. Then we went home. In a nutshell,…

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Is all this extra tech good for us?

As more and more people enter into lockdowns and shutdowns it is almost inevitable that time on social media and screens is going to increase. So how should we view that? As a den of temptation and vice? As not that bad? “There doesn’t seem to be an evidence base that would explain the level of panic and consternation around these issues,” said Candice L. Odgers, a professor at the University of California… https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2020/01/how-bad-are-smart-phones-for-people-and-kids.html Or as something we would basically be better off, if not completely without, then definitely with…

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