All wireless work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

All wireless work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Summary: CNN's current top headline story (Living in a wireless world: Too much of a good thing?) explores the downside of being wirelessly tethered to our offices on a 24/7 basis.

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CNN's current top headline story (Living in a wireless world: Too much of a good thing?) explores the downside of being wirelessly tethered to our offices on a 24/7 basis.  In the early-90's when I worked for PC Week (now eWeek), I wrote a similar story (this was pre-Web so I can't link) about how the far less sophisticated wireless devices of that era were sucking up a significant amount of our personal time.  To this date, very few articles, stories, or blogs that I've written over the years have generated the the flood of e-mails that that one did and none overwhelmed me with a tone of desperation from people seeking to reclaim their lives (or those of their loved ones).

Topic: Wi-Fi

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  • Link to your old story?

    You have the link to that old story of your's?
    george_ou
    • One stinkin paragraph

      And you didn't even read it. Sad really.
      Roger Ramjet
      • One stinkin sentence

        Did you read my question? I wasn't asking for the link to the CNN article which was given.
        george_ou
  • I'm tethered 24/7 anyway

    So I might as well have some tools at my disposal that help me work and give intelligent answers to my bosses' and collegues's questions.

    I guess it boils down to whether or not you are tethered 24/7 regardless of whether you have wireless or not, and whether being connected makes a difference in getting your job done.
    Michael Kelly