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Michael Harris

Author, 'The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection'

Michael Harris is the author of The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost In A World Of Constant Connection. He is a contributing editor at Western Living and Vancouver magazine. His award-winning writing appears regularly in magazines such as The Walrus and Frieze and has been featured in several books. He lives in Toronto.

Why the Apple Watch Really Comes in Gold

The return of the watch -- in the form of Apple Watch -- will bring us a far more entrenched "management" than those Rolexes ever did. If the history of clocks and watches is a history of the gradually tightening ordering of our lives, then the Apple Watch could be that history's ultimate consummation.
09/20/2014 10:16 EDT

Why We Must Teach Digital Natives How to Be Alone

I believe the most crucial thing we need to teach digital natives is how to be alone. Every communication technology -- from papyrus to the printing press to Pinterest -- brought us great gifts; they also led us away from earlier frames of mind. And, in the case of the Internet and smartphones, that may leave us with impoverished interior lives.
07/23/2014 12:29 EDT