Most of us were probably too busy monitoring our gadgets to notice, but Monday, March 10, was apparently a day to disconnect from all of our computerized tools and take a break.
“Rewire Your Life Day” was celebrated yesterday by at least one academic. She is Ellen Ernst Kossek, a professor of human-resource management and organizational behavior at Michigan State University. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education news report, the professor did not check email all day, kept her cellphone turned off, and even “went out to lunch with a colleague from another department who, until today, she’d known only via electronic correspondence.”
It’s not a bad idea to get off the grid every once in a while. We could all use a break from technology, don’t you think? Discuss. Or better yet. Don’t discuss. Step away from the computer, turn off your cell phone, and do something non-techie. Go for a walk. Read a book. Listen to music on something other than an iPod.
Now playing: Various Artists – Stay That Way – The Plastic Constellations