Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over is a provocative opinion piece by David Sax in the New York Times’ Sunday Review section. In it, he argues we are no longer as besotted with digital technology as we once were. The fantasy that “digital made everything better” no longer holds sway. He notes the numerous publications and survey results that are “raising alarms about digital technology’s pernicious effects on our lives: what smartphones are doing to our children; how Facebook and Twitter are eroding our democratic institutions; and the economic effects of tech monopolies.”
But Mr. Sax says all is not lost. We can “restore some sense of balance over our relationship with digital technology.” The analog world of “real books, records and brick and mortar stores will take us back with open arms,” and fortunately, a lot of us are taking advantage of the offer.