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Pushing pause on my ability to push pause

17 Aug
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Or, I think I have a media consumption problem

I went for a walk over lunch today.  I put on my sunglasses, switched by iPod to The Decemberists and walked around town.  (Generally I feel that it’s a good policy to walk further than the 10 feet from my car to the office door at some point during the day.)  While I was walking I realized that I’m plugged in to some sort of audio or looking at a screen for at least 90% of my waking hours.  90% of the time, I’m getting some sort of audio or visual stimulus that’s not related to what’s happening in the physical world around me.

I turn on the TV news while I get ready in the morning, listen to an audio book on the way to work.  I have three screens in front of me while I work, my headphones in my ears.  I carry my iPod, phone, and iPad with me at all times.  Within two minutes to walking into work or home, I’m logged in to my laptop checking e-mail or social media sites. Continue reading

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