Lately, the net is the first thing I see
The first thing I do in the morning is check the Internet. Usually the Twitter, the New York Times and Facebook, because they have decent mobile pages. Then I open my netbook and only leave bed around 10 or 11. Now that I think about it, this is odd. Lately I find myself reaching for the phone at pointless times, like when I’m waiting for an elevator, or if someone takes a call during conversation. As if my head is going to explode if I don’t mediate it for 5 minutes. According to the Times, I’m not alone. More and more peoples first stop in the morning is online.
I should note that I also read from the phone or netbook before I go to sleep, whereas I used to read books. Mainly because electronics have their own light source and one can fall asleep without switching off the light. I used to read books on the toilet, but I’ve started taking the phone or netbook in there as well. It is a strange world, drenched with information, but I don’t necessarily feel any smarter.