Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

by Sherry Turkle,
Psychology Today, October 6, 2015

Two years ago, during a hearing of the Foreign Relations Committee on U.S. military intervention in the civil war in Syria, John McCain grew restless. He began playing poker on his iPhone. Outed by the media, McCain tweeted: “Scandal. Caught playing iPhone game at 3 hour + Senate hearing – worst of all I lost!”

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