Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Opium of the People
I look at my (smart)phone first thing in the morning, before I eat breakfast or brush my teeth or get dressed.
I get the kids and myself ready for our day.
Like generations before me, I read the (online)paper while I have my morning coffee.
I spend the next eight hours or so doing my work by the soft glow of a computer screen.
During lunch, I take a break. I read the (e)mail and see how my (fb)friends are doing.
The screens go off for supper, homework and story time.
Then the grown-ups can relax and watch the wide screen for a couple of hours.
Then it's off to bed, right after I check my phone.