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Viewpoint: Screens can’t save us

May 18th, 2016 Posted in Entertainment Tags: ,

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Catholic News Service

 

Alarming rise of media addiction is leaving human beings alone with their own devices

 

Let’s go back in time, way back, before Thomas Edison figured out how to harness electricity to make a lightbulb.

In those very-long-ago days, people of means entertained themselves in their parlors with music. Some people had pianos. Others could play instruments to accompany themselves or others singing along.

Those who chafed at performing at the drop of a hat for friends and relatives must have breathed a sigh of relief with the development of the phonograph, then a cumbersome box one had to crank like the motorcars of the era to get to play. Read more »

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