That's the verdict of New York Times writer Dwight Garner:
Mr. Pang, the author of The Distraction Addiction, is a futurist who has been a visiting scholar at Stanford and Oxford Universities. His book isn’t so much about parenting as it is about what he calls "contemplative computing." He gets pretty Zen. I can see Keanu Reeves in the film version.
Mr. Pang doesn’t want you to unplug. He wants you to achieve balance, to "reach flow," to achieve a "mirrorlike mind." His first seven chapters are titled: Breathe, Simplify, Meditate, Deprogram, Experiment, Refocus and Rest. In one of my favorite locutions of 2013, he suggests that it is possible to go about "tweeting mindfully."
"Tweeting mindfully means knowing your intentions; knowing why you’re online right now and asking yourself if you’re on for the right reasons," he declares. Here’s a pro tip: The mindful tweeters are the ones to unfollow immediately.
Mr. Pang’s book aligns with Ms. Steiner-Adair’s in his arguments for leaving your electronics behind, at least on occasion, and doing what he calls "intensely analog things." These include baking enough coffeecake "to get you through the rest of the 800-page novel penned by the latest writer to burst from Brooklyn’s literary scene," which sounds exactly like my kind of analog scene.
Not sure about the little throwaway about unfollowing mindful tweeters, but any review that works in a Keanu Reeves reference is one I'll take!