Media elite unplugged

This was echoed in a piece published in the New York Times in September, titled “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent.” The writer, a veteran at covering the tech industry, remembers that the late Apple CEO once told him that his own home was relatively free of the iPods and iPads that had made his fortune, and that his children had severely limited access to the technology that those devices had put into the hands of billions.

His curiosity piqued, he asked around other tech industry giants and found that they, too, put strict limits on the use of technology in their home. “My kids accuse me and my wife of being fascists and overly concerned about tech, and they say that not one of their friends have the same rules,” says Chris Anderson, former editor of Wired magazine and now head of a drone maker.

“That’s because we’ve seen the dangers of technology firsthand. I’ve seen it myself, and I don’t want to see that happen to my kids.”