I Need a Virtual Break. No, Really.

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MARK BITTMAN – New York Times

I took a real day off this weekend: computers shut down, cell phone left in my work bag, land-line ringer off. I was fully disconnected for 24 hours.

….In short, my name is Mark, and I’m a techno-addict…thus began my “secular Sabbath” — a term I found floating around on blogs — a day a week where I would be free of screens, bells and beeps. An old-fashioned day not only of rest but of relief.

Full Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/fashion/02sabbath.html?_r=2&oref=login&ref=technology&pagewanted=all 

Morris Miselowski’s thoughts

Our fast paced madness is encroaching on our daily lives in ever greater ways. We are now a society that does not how to sit still and do nothing. We have to fill our quite and down time with music, video, internet, games and activity. Our leisure time has to in microwave bursts of hours or days with lot’s crammed in to them.

We were not physiologically built for this constant level of pace and frenzied activity and it is no wonder we have groups like “secular Sabbath” championing complete respite from technology.

Now that I’ve got that out of my system, I’m going to take a secular nanosecond to relax – – – there that’s about as long as I can go without technology, but I promise I will try to do better!

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