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What To Do When Technology Is Ruining Family Dinner Time

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 06/03/15

An experiment in reclaiming togetherness--includes video

In many households today, technology has hijacked meal time. This ad, created by Dolmio, features a device the company created to help the problem: It's called the Pepper Hacker. One twist of this special pepper mill and WiFi is wiped out, TVs are shut down, and mobile devices are disabled. As you might imagine, family members in the video weren't too happy about it, but eventually everyone turns to each other and begins to communicate. In real life this wouldn't happen so quickly, of course, but a no-tech rule at the dinner table helps fuel conversation, relationships, and peace.

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