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Valerie Grove - Long live oldie Luddites

Features | By Valerie Grove

Valerie Grove salutes Joanna Lumley, Eileen Atkins and other old-fashioned heroes who avoid the horrors of the internet

How do modern Luddites survive? Now that 96 per cent of us are on the internet, and 80 per cent are on social media, who can survive without tweets and Facebook and the risk of succumbing to nomophobia*? Very few. The worldwide web ensnares almost everyone. Thus the increasing inability to concentrate and a dwindling attention span, as covered in Johann Hari’s Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention. ...

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