|English: Rebecca Skloot at the 2010 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
He made a partial list of friends, colleagues, and collaborators he'd met through the Interwebs and it did not feel like these people were a symptom of his disease: Megan Garber, Robin Sloan, Evgeny Morozov, Tim Maly, Robinson Meyer, Clay Shirky, Dan Sinker, Alexandra Samuel, Dave Roberts, Zeynep Tufekci, Clara Jeffery, Felix Salmon, multiple Chris Andersons, Rebecca Skloot, Chris Mims, John Pavlus, Sarah Weinman, Rita King, Josh Fouts, Jacob Wolman, Alex Howard, Maria Popova, Katie Baynes, Nathan Jurgenson, Biella Coleman, Gustavo Arellano, Jon Christensen, David Dobbs, Steve Silberman, Ian Bogost.A lot of work is online or in front of the computer. And people stay connected even when out and about, mobile being the buzzword. But that does not take away from the fact you need to keep a good balance.
Do you eat well? Do you have close friends you meet often and hang out with in person? Do you spend meaningful time with family? Do you exercise regularly? Do you go for long walks? I recommend staying disconnected for one 24 hour period during the weekend.