Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Escaping connectivity

I have spent about half of my life trying to get connected. From the early days of bulletin boards with a 2400 baud modem, to using Archie and Gopher to try to access the pre-web Internet, to trying to convince my employers that buying a second modem for the agency would not kill productivity.

Now I discover via LifeHacker via Dan Germain that there's software out there that I can install on my Mac whose sole purpose it is to prevent me from being online. And I love the idea.

As much as we'd like to be able to unplug and just focus, it's really freakin' hard. Freedom forces you to not check e-mail or IM or Facebook for as long as you intend to focus.

What a great idea.

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