The media curmudgeon who wrote that War and Peace was too long and boring, Clay Shirky now realizes that deep thought is college work and requires a single focus, not multitasking. Congratulations, Prof. Shirky! (Thanks to Hinda Mandell for referencing this blogpost in her commentary for the Chronicle of Higher Education: “No Phones, Please.” 6 July 2015.)
Shirky, Clay. “Why I Just Asked My Students to Put Their Laptops Away.” M (blog). 8 Sept. 2014.
PS. to teachers: You can do the same for phones and other portable computers.