I haven’t even finished this article from the New York Times about scientists who left their cellphones and Internet behind for a week, and I want to turn off everything and go off for a week into the wilderness.
I’ve thought a lot about the relationship we all have with being “plugged in” after I wrote about Nicholas Carr’s new book, “The Shallows” on what the Internet is doing to our brain.
I think rather than continue to do “research” on what’s best, I’m formulating an idea of a plan to have certain times that are Internet-free. That already happens for me pretty naturally with taking care of a household and three busy children. But I do find my checking e-mail or just clicking around on the Internet to be seeping into lots of time that could be spent more interestingly. Do you have a time or day when you do not connect with the world in any way? What do you do with that time?