Dating of "digital detox"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 28 15:01:07 UTC 2013

Many news outlets are incorrectly reporting the ODO words have been added to the OED. Reuters may be to blame:
Here's at least one website that gets it right:

Anyway, "digital detox" has been added to Oxford Dictionaries Online in today's August quarterly update (not yet in OED):

ODO, undated


Usenet, Jim Sheard, alt.arts.poetry.comments, "Re: To the Mountains"

Whenever I suggest 'digital detox' to friends who write and do artwork
("Let's go somewhere for a week, armed with pencil and paper only!",
that sort of thing), I get only uncomprehending stares and twitches,
especially from the graphic artists.



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