Interesting article. Some good points, but I don't exactly know how to take it.
"The disconnectionists donít seem to have a robust political plan for addressing their concerns; itís all about small-scale individual action."
Well, yea, that's how it works. One mind at a time; one breath at a time.
"In other words, why we disconnect matters: We can continue in todayís mode of treating disconnection as a way to recharge and regain productivity, or we can view it as a way to sabotage the addiction tactics of the acceleration-distraction complex that is Silicon Valley."
The author clearly doesn't understand that "mindfulness" - sitting meditation - has its roots a few thousand years back, and it doesn't require that we be addicted to Silicon Valley's toys to find it useful.
I just get this very odd feeling reading this article that there's some sort of hostility to the idea of mindfulness, and that the author doesn't want to say what he really doesn't like about it.