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Sunday, August 9, 2009

First I Make the Coffee, THEN I Go Online, While the Pot Fills: New Media Alters Family Mornings

For Families Today, Technology Is Morning’s First Priority -

Brad Stone writes:
Technology has shaken up plenty of life’s routines, but for many people it has completely altered the once predictable rituals at the start of the day.

This is morning in America in the Internet age. After six to eight hours of network deprivation — also known as sleep — people are increasingly waking up and lunging for cellphones and laptops, sometimes even before swinging their legs to the floor and tending to more biologically urgent activities.

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