I can accept that my job and my personal life edge closer every day thanks to the relentless IP connectedness sitting in my pocket. I love my iPhone’s real time NOAA radar and (IOS5) maps. The same device delivers working messages and alerts any place or time I’m tempted to answer a possibly game-changing vibration at my hip.

It’s not just mobile devices where working and private modes have merged. I still use PCs and browsers a lot, though I have read that I won’t for much longer. Even my laptop remains less ergonomic than the fat-finger keyboard connected to my trusty tower computer and 24” monitor (itself a simultaneous gift and sight risk) so I still research and write mostly on my home PC, which is carefully backed up.

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