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Can You Take A Vacation From Tech?
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7/24/2012 | 7:29:42 PM
re: Can You Take A Vacation From Tech?
Social networking as been an aspect of today's technology that is embraced by almost everyone. People are constantly uploading photos, statuses and check-ins that it can be hard to get away from at times. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but I feel that constantly using our gadgets for social media can be quite distracting at times. People can even work remotely while on vacation, which many many often do. Working in a large equipment leasing company, technology is something that cannot be completely avoided. I believe that technology and social networking is a great thing in our time, as long as they don't interfere with what you are trying to do and are more of a help than harm.
Deb Donston-Miller
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7/18/2012 | 7:34:53 PM
re: Can You Take A Vacation From Tech?
When I think of the flexibility we have now, vs. being chained to a desk/conference table/etc., I think it's a good thing.

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, The BrainYard
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7/18/2012 | 4:38:15 PM
re: Can You Take A Vacation From Tech?
Excellent question, Deb. My kids used to make me promise "No computer" whenever we went on vacation. Now, it's almost impossible. You don't even have to actually be on a computer to surf, tweet, or send email. Maybe soon we'll be doing all this on our watches.

Technology is changing the way we work and live, so they're becoming one and the same thing. I'm still trying to make up my mind if this is good or bad. What do you think?

Alexis Rodrigo
Noodle Intranet Software
Deb Donston-Miller
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7/18/2012 | 2:03:17 PM
re: Can You Take A Vacation From Tech?
That's a good point, Paul, about what people find relaxing. Getting away from it all means different things to different people.

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, The BrainYard
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7/18/2012 | 12:26:15 PM
re: Can You Take A Vacation From Tech?
I also recently went on a vacation out of the country, and you are absolutely correct it is very hard to stay away while you are away. I was actually kind of happy to find out that the internet connection was not the greatest where I was staying, and I couldnGÇÖt use my phone as hot spot it too had limited service. I was able to read some articles and check my FB page, I made it a point to not make any comments while I was away. It was very difficult to stay away, partly due to having my laptop on my lap is me relaxing, but there were plenty of outdoor activities to keep busy and stay out of the room.
I would love to read that Salesforce Rypple and see exactly what they came up with. I would be curious how many others have tried to go on vacation only to find out their idea of a vacation and relaxing is interacting with their social networks?

Paul Sprague
InformationWeek Contributor


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