Sunday, October 04, 2015

No screen time - argh!

I have done an experiment 2 weeks in a row.  No screen time on Saturday.  For me screen time means no time on the computer since I have no TV.

What I found is I am almost addicted and feel a strong "need" to go on the internet.

Some of the most routine things I wanted to do:

1 - email mom to set up a breakfast and my son to confirm what time our hike was (I called instead)
2 - what hours was the bank open
3 - recipes.  Although I rarely follow them to the letter, I no longer use old fashioned recipe books.
4 - lots of email ideas and follow ups.  For these I had to  keep a paper list.
5 - read a book (I read some kindle books on my computer).

What I did find is I got a number of things done that I would not have.  For example, I did a bit more yard work and cleaned up my den a bit - both chores that needed doing.  I read more old fashioned books (I actually prefer these).

I do think these days without computers sharpen me and I may continue this.

Hubspot wrote about checking email compulsively.

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Random tidbits:

Interesting blog from my friend Adam Quinton on funding female founder companies.

And another one on startup investing by A. J. Steigman.

And one by Keith Miles on integrity.

Organimi is offering cloud based org charts.


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