Downtime – What I Do Offline to Recharge

Technology is everywhere now. From the moment we wake to the time our heads hit the pillow at night, we are constantly being bombarded with emails, text messages, beeps and buzzes. For me personally, I do most of my work from my MacBook or iPad, and truth be told my iPhone is never far from reach. …

12 Sites I Like and Why

1. Magic Seaweed This is almost always the first site or app I open in the morning. If you are a surfer or a paddler, you already know about Magic Seaweed - your one stop shop for surf reports, forecasts, and webcams for spots around the globe. 2. Wikipedia C'mon, how useful is Wikipedia!? More than 77,000 active …

iPhone Orphans

Stumbled upon this interesting article by Beth Teitell. Parents have long been worried about how much time their kids spend online. But if you ask the kids, mom and dad are the ones who can’t turn away from the screen. Forever, the screen-time battles between parents and children have gone decidedly in one direction, with …

The iPhone Portal

In a 2007 interview, the philosopher Albert Borgmann makes the case that television is of moral importance. Borgmann says: “When I teach my ethics course I tell these relatively young people that the most important decision that they’ll make about their household is first whether they’re going to get a television and then second where …

7 Ways to Turn Off Technology and Get More Done!

Studies show that the average worker is interrupted every 11 minutes! Distractions destroy productivity and complicate your life. And you can't blame others entirely for this. Tim Ferris, in his book "The 4-Hour Work Week" says that  "Blaming idiots for interruptions is like blaming clowns for scaring children—they can’t help it. It’s their nature." Often …