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.


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.

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