It is believed that technological development makes life better. However, do you really have more time for family and leisure after using the Internet? Indeed, the Internet can help you work faster and easier but that's assuming the amount of work remains the same. A serious by-product of the Internet has been the surge of productivity that leads to an uncontrolled increase in workload. As a result, in this changing digital world, we end up with a nearly endless to-do list that permeates into every aspect of our lives. People stay busy through an increasing number of 'convenient' access points like smart phones and tablets. It's incredible how 'wired' our society has become. A simple checklist to see if you're in a digital world would sound like this: Do you check you email and text every 30 minutes? 5 minutes? Is your smart phone on your bedside ready to greet you with emails in the morning? For years the line between our work and personal lives has been blurred by technology. If it is a normal life style for people living in a digital world, the most victims must be the generation in transition between analog to digital.
|1. Lawmakers at odds as Apple tax hearing unfolds|
With CEO Tim Cook soon to testify, a Senate committee split over the panel's own report that found Apple had established overseas entities to help it bypass some taxes, while exploiting U.S. loopholes that shielded about $44 billion from U.S. levies. (Politico)
The 2-mile (3-km) wide tornado tore through Moore outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, trapping victims beneath the rubble. One elementary school took a direct hit and another was destroyed.Thunderstorms and lightning slowed the rescue effort on Tuesday.(Huffington Post)
As desk phones decline and boundaries between the office and home disappear, workers will need to be disciplined in setting limits, said Brian Chen, the author of "Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future -- and Locked Us In." (Bloomberg)
Summer is almost here, and with it comes the army of interns marching into countless American workplaces. Yet what was once an opportunity for the inexperienced is becoming a front-line labor issue. (NPR)
Defectors from the North are increasingly facing the brunt of this suspicion. As more flee to the South - some 25,000 in total, nearly all coming in the past two decades (WP)
뉴욕처럼 축제와 놀거리가 연중 벌어지는 도시가 또 있을까? 홈그라운드 뉴요커들은 물론 일부러 이 축제들을 위해 뉴욕에 오는 관광객들도 있다. 뉴욕에 살면서, 혹은 뉴욕에 머무르면서 한번쯤 꼭 보아야할 축제 10가지를 꼽아본다.