I will be taking my annual break from technology. From now through August, I'll be posting and managing the site a little less. I won't be abandoning CMS Report, but you will be seeing me a little less.
During the summer months, I like to slow down my technology usage for a few weeks. I don't think as human beings we were meant to be immersed in the huge quantity of today's digital information. From the moment we are awake to the moment we go to bed, our bodies are being loaded with information. The email, cell phone, and the Internet seem to have a never ending presence in the lives of us IT folks. I don't have much control with removing technology from my work day, but I do have options in my personal life. It's time for me to unplug and officially begin Technology Break 2010.
My slogan for Tech Break 2010 is Run, run as fast as you can! Why the sense of this urgency in this year's slogan? Well, last year's slogan of Blog less, Relax more didn't do me much good in 2009 as I failed miserably to stay away from the tech. This year, it's going to be even more difficult as today's smartphones pretty much means we now wear a computer tied to our hip. I have a feeling the result of this exercise is that I will end up spending less time with technology, but it will be near impossible to take a complete break from the geek life I've lived with for so long.