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Sunday, 22 December 2013

On Skype, Nostalgia and Homesickness

Guardian article by Ian Jack

"An interesting question then arises: has technology – mobile phones, Facebook, Skype – lessened nostalgia or increased it? Does it give the illusion of closeness, or does it sadden the caller by reminding them sharply of what they have left behind (which is why parents were discouraged from phoning their children too often at English boarding schools)?"

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