Bookstore Bans Tablets, Helps Demonstrate That 'Information Overload' Is All Relative

Bookstore Bans Tablets, Helps Demonstrate That 'Information Overload' Is All Relative

There’s a new bookstore in London that’s touting itself as a haven for those who want to get away from information overload. Libreria has no wi-fi, and all tablets and phones are banned. But, without realizing it, this bookstore is demonstrating how the term “information overload” is all relative.

From The Guardian:

But what will raise an eyebrow – even render you persona non grata, although I’m sure the staff would do it very sweetly – is if you walk into the shop in unholy communion with your mobile phone or tablet. Libreria will be a digital-free zone – a deliberate decision, [bookstore owner Rohan Silva] tells me as we retire to Jago for coffee, to emphasise how vital it is to occasionally decouple from your device. For many, including those at…

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