Connected and Hermetically SealedWriting in his Everybody’s Business column for the New York Times, Ben Stein wonders whether “connectedness” is even worse than just overrated:

WHAT would we do if cellphones and P.D.A.’s disappeared? We would be forced to think again. We would have to confront reality. My own life is spent mostly with men and women of business. I have been at this for a long time now, and what I have seen of the loss of solitude and dignity is terrifying among those who travel and work, or even who stay still and work. They are slaves to connectedness. Their work has become their indentured servitude. Their children and families are bound to the same devices, too . . . [more]

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Connected and Hermetically Sealed