He spoke to them and said to them, “Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid.”
Are we too obsessed with information? Is there such a thing as an information addiction, and if so, how many of us have it?
How long are you willing to go without email? Without phone? Without any means of communication whatsoever? Without weather reports? Without Slashdot or online news sources? Without tracking your UPS packages daily?
Actually I have found that the longer you go without it, the easier it is to keep going. For instance, when dad and I go backpacking, I can easily spend those days without once concerning myself with whether somebody needs a response from me via email. Yet I may only be able to let that go because I have a subconscious knowledge that I will be able to plug back into that information when I get home. Now, though, at school, I fall behind if I fail to check my email every hour or two. Usually I check it 10 times an hour – yes, I think every six minutes on average would accurately reflect my activities. I get anxious if I cannot check it; I wonder if somebody desperately needed my input. Or maybe somebody commented on my blog! Or on my Flickr pictures! If so, I must know quickly! So just plug my brain into the Internet and my withdrawl symptoms will abate.