Distracted Maggie Jackson Analysis

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Over time, gadgets and gizmos have taken attention from many Americans. Maggie Jackson gives prominence to this point in “Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age.” According to Jackson, technology has become too advanced for attention’s sake. In her essay, Jackson states that “we are nurturing a culture of social diffusion, intellectual fragmentation & sensory detachment. In this new world, something is amiss. And that something is attention”(546). With information in pockets and communication at fingertips Jackson believes that the ease of multi-tasking not only makes sustained attention hard to reach, but unattractive to the average American. Successful people are portrayed with a plethora of responsibilities to balance
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