We all know how to spot the obsessives. They’re blocking views at concerts as they hold up their phone to capture distant singing blobs of blurry light onstage. They text and drive, putting other people at risk, or they’re the ones at dinner who photograph every course change.
These people are a chore.
I can’t remember where I stole this phrase from, but I very much like the idea of “work-life boundaries” rather than “work-life balance”. Because it’s all life, isn’t it? The same could go for “connected-disconnected boundaries” instead of balance. Checking Twitter at the stop light doesn’t mean you’re too connected, it means you have unhealthy boundaries.
It’s one of the reasons I like Day One. Because with Day One I can toss photos and text tidbits in there, as well as long-form stuff — it’s great for capturing the moment, as Dickerson is talking about, without broadcasting to a social network. And, finding stuff in Day One is far easier than finding something in my Twitter or Instagram archives.