|Her two kids in high school
They tell her that she's uncool
'Cause she's still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985
|Today, the kids in this Bowling for Soup song (1985) have cell phones, email, iPods, Digital Camera (all in one device too!) and MySpace accounts. How in the world did we survive without all of this technology? In the February 14th edition of the Wall Street Journal, an article "Deleting the Habit, How eMail Junkies do in withdrawal" ponders the question how can we disconnect ourselves from the email addiction?|
The electronic musician Moby tried to drop off the network from late September to the "turn of the year", telling friends and associates they can contact him by letter, visits or phone calls. He did not succeed. Even search engineer and blogger, Matt Cutts was quoted as trying to wean off emails while on vacation.
Years ago, your blog author went on a week long beach vacation and spent hours each day answering emails. Hours wasted from the sandy beach and family. In subsequent years I set up a hotmail account and instructed those that need to reach me that they can use this special email account for emergencies. No CC's (or BCC's!) emails please, just email you need me to read and respond to. Instead of reading through 75-100 emails a day, I received 5-6 during the week! You might consider this as a way of disconnecting when family and self-restoration are are important.
How did we survive in 1985? Wait, wasn't there PROFS (does anyone remember PROFS?).