Why I Think I Need to Break UpW the Internet

November 20, 2014 4:02 PM

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A funny thing happened a couple weekends ago: I was spending a lazy Saturday bumming around in my apartment (an indulgence I don't take for granted, by the way) and suddenly realized that all of my personal forms of digital connection -- iPad, smartphone, etc -- were low on battery. Without these various devices to amuse myself with, I found myself in an odd place -- an unintentional digital detox, as it happened.

It didn't take long for restlessness to set in. At one point I swear I could feel my fingers actually twitching. My mind was racing as I wandered around our apartment, listless, tracking my husband like an animal as he happily tapped away on our laptop. I stared at him, willing him with my mind cont...

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