Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?
I don't know if I abuse my little glowing box to the extent that I need to worry about the necessity of unplugging. Before the inception of portable electronic devices, my nose was always buried in a book, sometimes to the exclusion of all else, so that essentially tells you that I enjoy living outside of real time and the imaginary world is more my speed. It didn't even need to be fiction, it could be history or a biography, anything really.
What do I do with my glowing box, I read and I write. That is the added bonus of the glowing box, I have incorporated writing into my daily routine so now I don't just passively deal with the world, I actively engage with the internet and I get responses, wonderful comments from my friends and interactions that bring me out of my shell. So in a way, I am more engaged with the world as a result of this technology than I was with my nose in my books. Either way, for the good or the bad, I will never stop reading, plugged or unplugged, so that is that.