I liked this article. I can’t say I ache for re-tweets (I hate twitter too much for that) but I feel a definitive underlying sense of relief when I leave my phone at home or turn it off. And I frequently worry about the occupational hazard of thinking in soundbites.
Yet I struggle to live up to my own plan. I check my e-mail too often. I ache for the tiny endorsement of a retweet. I panic at an hour’s loss of cell-phone reception. I entrust ever more of my life and library to third parties, from Amazon to Apple, whose “ecosystems” seem to absorb me.