It’s interesting that the NYT today ran one story about people who refuse to have cellphones and another story about people who want to escape being always connected to the Internet. This meme has been building for some time, but I wonder if the curve is about to turn more sharply upward. Still more, I wonder whether it will amount to anything more than kvetching. Just as everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it, I think we’ll find that everyone will be complaining about the frustrations of being always connected but hardly anyone will actually disconnect.
My pledge: as long as I’m connected, and enjoying the benefits of online life, I’m not going to bitch about it.