Sunday, January 10, 2010

About the right to be off-line

The anytime anywhere notion of ubiquitious computing provides us with continuous access to services (almost) all around the globe anytime.

Simultaneously, however, continuous attention to virtual services in addition to our real-world impressions is also getting demanded by our remote partners, using email, instant messaging or social networks. I wonder how we keep up coping with this emerging information overload.

Perhaps, a right for being off-line has to be established, as being absent from somewhere only has a physical meaning, as one will be always only a click away. Great to have some lonely valleys left in Switzerland without radio coverage (yet)....

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