Ian Ramsey writes that while technology can make adventurers safer, it also corrupts people’s direct experience and attention; and how ten middle schoolers gradually disengage from technology in the New Hampshire mountains. Douglas Balmain has remained loyal to map and compass, so he finds it disorienting when a companion navigates using an app.
Ramsey, Ian and Balmain, Douglas
"Backcountry Cell Phone Vignettes: Connected and Disconnected,"
Appalachia: Vol. 73:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.dartmouth.edu/appalachia/vol73/iss2/5