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April 24, 2013

Freedom the program might not actually be so freeing: “It has been argued that a chronic fever of distraction and fascination arrives on waves of Wi-Fi to stunt our attention spans, encouraging writers to paddle about, tweeting and liking, instead of striking out for deeper waters…” But maybe writers need distraction, after all. (Then again: a detox might do you good.)

is an intern for The Millions. She is a writer and recent graduate of Smith College living in Cambridge, MA. She blogs at

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