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A link, posted with envy

15 Aug

I don’t own a real smartphone, but that doesn’t stop me from being jealous of this writer, who managed to turn off his phone. Some thoughts worthy of consideration there.

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Posted by on August 15, 2010 in Random links, Society

 

4 responses to “A link, posted with envy

  1. J.N. Olmstead

    August 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    “But, lo, men have become tools of their tools.” -Henry David Thoreau.

     
  2. Ryan Martin

    August 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I still don’t own my own cell phone, and the one our family has I almost never carry, but I should practice some of his suggestions with respect to internet “sabbaths” and moderating the use of personal email.

     
  3. Scott Aniol

    August 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Several months ago I started the practice of not checking my e-mail until 11am each day. I don’t always accomplish it, but when I do, it’s refreshing. I also turned off the notification on my phone that tells me when I get an e-mail, although I still do have access to it if I need it.

    I also try not to get online on the weekends, but lo, here I am. I noticed you posted this on the Lord’s Day. On a blog. On the internet. ;)

     
  4. Peter D.

    August 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I agree. These days (for maybe the past year or so) I only answer the phone when I’m at the office, and then, only when I’m not face-to-face with a human. At home, it’s on silent, sitting on my dresser. I might check it for messages once during the evening–on my way to bed. I’ll listen to voice-mails the next morning and return calls during the day. I consider the phone an interruption device, and refuse to allow it to disrupt time I spend with my wife.