Wednesday, August 5, 2009

the great unplugging

I've got some vacation coming up. Ten consecutive days off work. I'm thinking about trying a Great Unplugging.

No e-mail.

I already have some plans. There's a family reunion. We're cottaging with friends for a bit.

No Google Reader.

Meg and I are probably going to get away for a couple of days by ourselves.

No Twitter.

No Twitter?

No Twitter! No webcomics, no blogs, no interesting links, no nothing. Hide my laptop, put my phone in a drawer for a week.


Am I crazy to think that I could do this? (Um, maybe.)

Am I sure I even want to? (Definitely not.)

My #1 question right now: What does it say about me if I can't?


I'd love to hear from anyone who has tried this. Encouragement would be preferred. :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

analogy police

This morning, I got to play analogy police.

Is there anyone reading this blog who doesn't also either follow me on Twitter or read Doug Bastien's Government of Canada 2.0 blog?

I didn't think so.

In that case, there's absolutely no point in me mentioning that I've been participating in some interesting discussions here, here, and here. Doug's on a crusade for open Internet access in the Government of Canada, and the comment threads on these posts are full of insightful analysis from many different sides of the issue.

Go. Read. Comment. It's interesting stuff.