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Technology transforms approaches to leisure

Posted by comartslibrarian on April 3, 2007

The convenience and accessibility of modern technology contributes greatly to the “privatizing” of leisure, according to Tom Sanders, who helped manage the research team for Harvard professor Robert Putnam’s book examining the state of the American community, “Bowling Alone.”

“Think about the social impact of having to go to the symphony to hear classical music and interacting with others … Now with CDs and iPods, you can listen to Bach all the time at home … but also without the human interaction.”

More at CNN…


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