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old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   1/14/2012 10:44:47 PM
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Brian, I agree that our connected mobile devices do feed the addictive, compulsive and impulsive aspects of our personalities. These devices are indeed here to stay, so the solution is psychological, not technological. Self-discipline, time management, interpersonal communication skill development, etc. Every person has a need to unplug on a regular basis, for varying periods of time, and the situational context affects that need. The key, of course, is balance. When a college student sacrifices getting needed sleep and fails an exam because he was Facebooking with his friends all night, that is clearly an imbalance. Likewise, a business executive on vacation, sitting on the beach with his wife and his smartphone, checking and replying to every work email as it comes in, has lost his sense of balance. But balance works both ways. In many aspects of life, especially work, we need these devices and this connectivity in order to remain productive and competitive. It is likely that it is quite unacceptable, for example, for that business executive to completely unplug for 2 weeks of vacation, never answering a single email or text message, no matter how urgent, during that entire period. Just as we all strike our own work/personal life balance, we must also strike a connected/unconnected balance in both our work lives and our personal lives. Extremes at either end of the spectrum have costs.

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WKetel   1/14/2012 10:56:33 PM
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Unfortunately it is not really an information revolution. It is a DATA revolution, and to have much value the data must be first condensed into knowledge, which then must be interpreted to gain insite and understanding, which are what do have a lot of value.

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tastas   1/17/2012 4:35:41 PM
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Brian. As a relatively recent owner of an ipad I found it has totally changed my life and quite to the contrary has allowed me more pause and reflection. I use it as personal journal where I can record everything from inspirations and goals to precious moments in my life. I can easily take the time to 'hero worship' by reading tweets from people that inspire me (follow me for inspiring quotes tasctasctasc). Best of all I can do all these anywhere! One person that has really inspired me to take moments out of this crazy information age and focus on what's really important is Robin Sharma. Watch his video at: http://www.robinsharma.com/winning-in-the-new-year/

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prabhakar_deosthali   1/18/2012 6:47:44 AM
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With everything happening at a click of a mouse we are left with a lot of time to pause and reflect and think! But there is hardly anything left to think because for every thought, every doubt, every query that comes to our mind there is always something available a click or two away to quench that curiosity, that confusion, that urge to express, that urge to see, that urge to listen!

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phoenixdave   1/18/2012 11:56:39 AM
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I would suggest that the "portability" of the internet has fundamentally changed society. The internet was a wonderful resource, but was constrained by the access terminals (desktop computers) and availability of access outside the immediate area. The ability to essentially "bring the internet with you" wherever you go, enabled by more portable laptops, smart devices and high speed wireless networks, changes the way we interact as a society. Walk through a shopping mall and look at what people are doing. Many will be immersed in their internet world or communicating with a distant "someone". Watching a table full of teenagers (or even sometimes adults) at a food court, interfacing with the outside world instead of the people right next to them, is truly amazing.

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Milk Cow   2/18/2013 2:26:59 AM
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Brian. As a relatively recent owner of an ipad I found it has totally changed my life and quite to the contrary has allowed me more pause and reflection. I use it as personal journal where I can record everything from inspirations and goals to precious moments in my life. I can easily take the time to 'hero worship' by reading tweets from people that inspire me (follow me for inspiring quotes tasctasctasc). Best of all I can do all these anywhere!

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Milk Cow   2/18/2013 2:47:46 AM
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