Living with screens
Tablets, iPhones, and laptops invade the family vacation
Technology, having transformed the rest of life, is going after the family vacation. Parents and kids are equally guilty of clinging to their mobile devices, though for anyone who has learned about the night sky from an app — or answered a work e-mail from the beach — technology can enhance a vacation, or make it possible for some adults to get away at all. But what are the benefits if each person spends the holiday physically present but mentally elsewhere?