Online, Work, Personal Life
NYT มีบทความเรื่องการรุกคืบของอินเทอร์เน็ตและคอมพิวเตอร์เข้าสู่ชีวิตประจำวันของคน และเริ่มทำให้วิถีการดำรงชีวิตของหลายๆ คนเปลี่ยนไปแล้ว (ผมด้วยคนนึง)
Today, Mr. Gude wakes at around 6 a.m. to check his work e-mail and his Facebook and Twitter accounts. The two boys, Cole and Erik, start each morning with text messages, video games and Facebook.
The new routine quickly became a source of conflict in the family, with Ms. Gude complaining that technology was eating into family time. But ultimately even she partially succumbed, cracking open her laptop after breakfast.
“Things that I thought were unacceptable a few years ago are now commonplace in my house,” she said, “like all four of us starting the day on four computers in four separate rooms.”
“But what we do first now has changed dramatically. I’ll be the first to admit: the first thing I do is check my e-mail.”
The Gudes’ sons sleep with their phones next to their beds, so they start the day with text messages in place of alarm clocks. Mr. Gude, an instructor at Michigan State University, sends texts to his two sons to wake up.
“We use texting as an in-house intercom,” he said. “I could just walk upstairs, but they always answer their texts.” The Gudes recently began shutting their devices down on weekends to account for the decrease in family time.
Some families have tried to set limits on Internet use in the mornings. James Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that deals with children and entertainment, wakes every morning at 6 and spends the next hour on his BlackBerry, managing e-mail from contacts in different parts of the world.
But when he meets his wife, Liz, and their four children, ages 5 to 16, at the breakfast table, no laptops or phones are allowed.
ของ Ars Technica ที่ตามเล่นประเด็นนี้ต่อ จะ geek กว่าพอตัว Checking e-mail before your morning coffee? You’re not alone
The days of attempting to shower before getting online are almost long gone—after work is now the preferred shower time—and it’s a pretty common occurrence for most of the staff to be online and working for some time before remembering to wander over to the kitchen to grab breakfast.
When I asked Ars creative guru Aurich Lawson whether he usually checked in online before breakfast, he said, “Haven’t eaten yet. Just a glass of water.” Senior editor Nate Anderson wouldn’t even acknowledge that what he ate on a daily basis could be called “breakfast” at all. “As I’m working, I eat… things,” he said.
Ars contributor Chris Foresman tried to pass off his morning habits as not-insane by noting that he doesn’t get online before his morning run. When pressed, however, he acknowledged that he occasionally glances through e-mail “while stretching” before a run. “But I try to avoid that since I tend to get sucked in,” he said.
ของผมตื่นมาจะเอาโน้ตบุ๊กเข้าไปอ่าน feed ในส้วม (มันเจ๋งกว่าอ่าน นสพ. ตรงที่ไม่ต้องพับๆ) ของคนอื่นเป็นยังไงกันบ้างครับ?