A few days ago The Verge writer Paul Miller decided to shy away from internet for a year. Internet has become an integral part of our lives and inevitable. Use of internet without any specific task is now a norm. Like Paul Miller observes in his latest offline column Ghost Limb about him checking his pocket for a smartphone for a quick sneak peak of Facebook or Twitter. And our social gatherings are dominated not by passionate conversations but by ringtone and text tones where coverage is weak and constant location tagging and quick Facebook check.
My own internet habits are dire. I am in front of a screen on all my waking hours. It does contribute to my diminished power of observation, articulation and reasoning because I am too use to pulling answer off internet.