According to the Deseret News National Edition: "In the spring of 2009, California-based writer Sharael Kolberg did the math and estimated that she spent four months of her year using some form of entertainment technology - whether watching TV or surfing the Internet. So Kolberg, 44, proposed a bold plan to her husband, a marketing executive, and their 5-year-old daughter: rid their home of all technology, from TV and phones to the Internet and digital cameras, for one full year. The result is Kolberg's newly released book, 'A Year Unplugged: A Family's Life Without Technology,' 'We went back to the '80s, basically. I got out my record player and typewriter, we used the phone book and paper maps,' Kolberg said. 'It enhanced our relationships with our friends and family. Technology takes that away from us.'"
In today's ever-more-connected world, we'll explore the impact of technology on relationships and society. Our guests on Tuesday's AU include Sharael Kolberg; Washington, D.C. leadership coach and author Kristi Hedges; Beverly Hills family psychotherapist and author Fran Walfish; and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, writer, technology consultant and mother of five, Janell Burley Hofmann.