03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Techno-Addiction: One Man's Story

I took a real day off this weekend: computers shut down, cellphone left in my work bag, land-line ringer off. I was fully disconnected for 24 hours.

....In short, my name is Mark, and I'm a techno-addict. But after my airplane experience, I decided to do something about it. Thus began my "secular Sabbath" -- a term I found floating around on blogs -- a day a week where I would be free of screens, bells and beeps. An old-fashioned day not only of rest but of relief.

Keep reading.


Read Lifehack's call for a "Communications Blackout Day."

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