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[new] e-mail in bed (Avg. Score: none / Raters: 0) (#7)
by Aileen on Sun Apr 25th, 2004 at 01:01:21 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
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When I was in New York over Easter, I bought myself a new toy, a Palm with WiFi capabilities. Although I was looking at what would have been extremely useful when I decided to go to Transmediale on very short notice and discovered that the laptop I rarely use is in a terrible state, since then I have been discovering other interesting things I can do with it. For example, now I can read (and of course write) e-mail in bed.

For years I have warned people that I don't care what anyone sends me on a Sunday morning from about 2 am to noon, because I don't go anywhere near a computer then, I just stay in bed and read (yet somehow the stack of books and journals next to my bed never seems to get any smaller, even though the stacks of books and journals waiting to go over to my office just keep multiplying). My three men are happy to bring me coffee and cookies so that I stay comfortably in bed and don't pay too much attention to what they are doing.

Amy, as I read your response in bed this morning (although the palm browser is a bit difficult to read on the little screen and the bedroom is the one place where our household wireless connection doesn't work very well), it sounded like a confirmation of what I was already suspecting: checking e-mail (and websites that might frequently be updated) in bed definitely falls into the category of Very Bad Ideas.

Given the excessive amount of time that I spend at the computer anyway and how it recurrently becomes a habit to go drifting through a stream of various sites when I get tired or bored with working - thinking there must be someone doing something more interesting somewhere else - I periodically recognize that this is not a good solution. It is not any kind of a real connection with other human beings. Thanks for the reminder.

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