I consider my cable Internet connection a utility. I budget it as a utility and I treat it as such. My Internet connection is as imperative as running water. That being said I also tend to be an info-maniac, to the point where I once got bored with suddenly knowing the answer to every single trivial question I pondered.
We’re an all or nothing society. To make up for our obesity we deprive ourselves of food. Too save a little bit of money we gorge ourselves silly spending more buying in bulk. There are people who scour the Internet searching for ways to live off the grid. I myself am guilty of these same things. After a few weeks of nonstop nightly television news, morning commute time news radio, Internet blogs, rss feeds, productivity, self help, hack this, hack that I get a painful yearning to head to the mountains and shut down. The longer I go without shutting down the worse I become. But it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, and too am slowly acclimating to normalcy.
Here are some ways tp reduce information overload. Just remember everything in moderation.