I was greeted with this little gem tonight and couldn’t resist the urge to fire up Paint and make my mark… it reminded me of an article that was posted on the New York Times recently titled, Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime. As of late I would say that I agree with the Matt and the researchers at University of Michigan. I generally try to make sure I balance my life with work and play, with physical activities such as working out or playing ice hockey and with spending time with the family and my growing daughters. I’ve thankfully avoided the crack-berry syndrome and I have intentionally not configured my Droid to use ActiveSync with my work Exchange Server, just using POP3 to get my personal email thank you. There’s no technology pervasiveness around us, just look around yourself. It’s in your home, in your car, at your place of work, and you probably carry a fair bit of it around with you daily.
I’m curious how other IT professionals feel about the subject? Is it just fodder or do you feel it’s visibly impacting your life?
Personally I feel it’s just like anything else in life, too much of a good thing ain’t a good thing.
Updated: September 2, 2010
Just cleaning up my poor grammar and run on sentences.