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Is technology good, bad or indifferent? How does it impact our lives, relationships, health? For some people, technology can become all-consuming. Writer Christina Crook decided to take a
31 day break from the internet. Instead, she wrote 31 letters to a friend on a manual typewriter.

This experiment quickly turned into both a book (“the Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World”) and a TEDx talk: (“Letting Go of Technology: Pursuing a People-focused Future”) and has led Christina to a successful speaking career.

Fact checking is quick on-line but it is not easy because there is so much misinformation.

Christina Crook

We have enabled our online media to sandwich itself squarely between ourselves and others.

Christina Crook


Monica Hadley is co-founder, host and producer of Writers' Voices on KRUU 100.1 fm in Fairfield, Iowa, a community low power radio station, and webmaster at

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