FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet.
We now live in a world in which we constantly are connected electronically. We spend so much of our time in front of computers, laptops and tablets. Our smartphones can accomplish feats unimaginable not so long ago. These days we can even surf the Internet with smart eyeglasses.
Plainly, connectivity presents numerous advantages from business and professional standpoints. If that were not the case, people likely would not be so addicted to their instant electronic communications and access.
However, does there come a tipping point when an individual just becomes bombarded with connectivity overload and truly needs a cleanse -- a detox, if you will, from the always-on world? Perhaps once in a while each one of us, even if briefly, needs to harken back to an earlier time and just turn off and be present in the real world.
Case in point: my recent trip to Alaska with my family.