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Detoxing from My Email Addiction

My name is Crawford, and I’m an email addict.

It started out as a subtle affair: just a quick check of my inbox every now and then to see if there was anything at work that needed my attention.

But over time, the habit got got worse.

Over the past few months, I began to notice that I was checking email all. the. time. First thing when I woke up in the morning, last thing before I went to bed.

Technology

Why My Phone is on Do Not Disturb 24/7

I have a love/hate relationship with my iPhone.

In June 2007, Steve Jobs took the stage in an auditorium in northern California to announce Apple’s newest product: the iPhone. It was, as he said that day, not just a mobile phone, but a widescreen iPod with touch controls and “a breakthrough Internet communications device.”

Since that seminal moment in 2007, our lives have changed dramatically. Thanks to our smartphones, we’re now always-connected, always available, always “right there.” Few Millennials today remember the days when you had to check a book out of the local library to get an answer to your most pressing questions. Our kids won’t know what it feels like to not be able to whip out your phone and Google something to get an instantaneous answer, any time of the day or night.

Smartphones have changed our society.