"Writer friends of mine pay good money to get the Freedom software that enables them to disable (for up to eight hours) the very Internet connections that seemed so emancipating not long ago."
"The average American teenager sends or receives 75 text messages a day, though one girl in Sacramento managed to handle an average of 10,000 every 24 hours for a month."
"...all of man’s problems come from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone."
"after spending time in quiet rural settings, subjects “exhibit greater attentiveness, stronger memory and generally improved cognition."
" But it’s only by having some distance from the world that you can see it whole, and understand what you should be doing with it."
more info on http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/opinion/sunday/the-joy-of-quiet.html