Friday, April 22

A Whole Week Without

The folks at the PC-Turnoff Organization are challenging Americans to go a week without computers. Sure, computers get a bad rap, being blamed on everything from childhood obesity to flagging office productivity. Nevertheless. I don't know about you, Ben, but I'd probably sooner go a week without -ahem- than live without my PC. And you know how unlikely that is.

Speaking of symbiosis with the cybernetic world: In a poignant case that highlighted the centrality of online life for some families, Yahoo announced it has complied with a court order to release the emails of a young Marine (and blogger) who was killed in Iraq to his family.