Maggie Jackson talked about her book Distracted: The Erosion of Attention
and the Coming of the Dark Age (Prometheus Books; June 4, 2008). About the
Program A Boston Globe columnist examines the phenomenon of attention - or
lack thereof - in a culture she says is becoming more fragmented, despite
the growing sources for social networking. The author was the keynote
speaker to kick off Education Week. About the Authors Maggie Jackson Ms.
Jackson writes the "Balancing Act" column for the Boston Globe. Her work has
also appeared in the New York Times. She's author of "What's Happening to
Home? Balancing Work, Life and Refuge in the Information Age."