I’ve put a lot of thought into our March, 2019 discussion topic “Always On.” The heart of the challenge to me is that it’s not a binary decision – that is, unlike quitting smoking or giving up alcohol, technology is more a permeable membrane connecting us to our world.

I’ve experimented with several app blockers, and am quickly learning which apps tend to fuel my engagement with technology, and which don’t (in my case, blocking email, browsers, Slack and Flipboard, of all things, for long periods of the day and through the night, has proven transformative).

Internet entrepreneur Arianna Huffington sees a bright future for a new kind of technology — the kind that helps individuals disconnect from the damage done by the internet’s first generation. And it can’t come soon enough, she says, as the next generation of technology may pose an ever greater […]