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Lynn Enright: ‘This summer, it’s time to put away the phones’


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by Lynn Enright
31st May 2021

Read time: 6 mins

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"Tech didn’t save us during the pandemic – and it won’t save our summer, either."

Until recently, it seemed that the era of the influencer was over. But as the dystopian horror of social media in 2021 unravels, Lynn Enright asks us to log off, even for an afternoon.

I read Uncanny Valley, Anna Wiener’s account of her time working in Silicon Valley, at the start of the pandemic, way back in early spring 2020. At the time – as ambulance sirens wailed outside my window and all of us sat inside, glued to the news – it didn’t seem like particularly apt reading. After all, what did the lives and careers of tech bros, as seen through the eyes of a young woman...

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