Technology Has Hijacked Family Dinner Time

Technology has hijacked family dinnertime. So to help bring families together for dinner, Dolmio created the Pepper Hacker. It cracks pepper, shuts down TVs, wipes out WiFi and disables mobile devices. Watch their experiment reclaim family dinnertime.

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Benjamin Robertson

Benjamin Robertson
Benjamin Robertson is a founding editor at Second Nature. He has worked in advertising for the Chicago Tribune and Gannett, and now is a web developer at Mediacurrent. He studied Communications and Media Studies under Dr. Read Schuchardt at Wheaton College in Illinois. He has presented papers on Marshall McLuhan, media ecology, and Christianity at the Media Ecology Association, National Communication Association, and the McLuhan's Philosophy of Media Centennial Conference in Brussels. He lives with his wife, Ruth, in Greenville, SC. His personal website is


  1. Joseph McDonald says:

    Chuckle. Yeah. Right. Technology isn’t about to solve problems technology, bonding with an emaciated human imagination, creates. But, no need to be boorish and obvious. It is a cute device (not yet for sale, however) and a cute commercial. However, it would take our (and most) adolescents about 30 seconds to figure out what’s happening. Fortunately, the worst suppertime technological problem we have is that the gate to the chicken yard doesn’t always latch correctly and our sixteen year old has to leave the table and go round up the escapees before the hawk or the owl decide on a dinner of chicken tartare.

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