Thursday night my cell phone died. I’ll get it repaired or replaced and be back and connected, but for now I walk around without the buzz of emails or texts or the ring of the occasional call. Yesterday because of several meetings and travel I went until three o’clock before checking email and I didn’t actually miss anything critical or important. This is the case most days and yet I want to know what’s in my inbox every fifteen minutes. This is a kind of sickness and it permeates our society. We have to break away from it just as we have to break away from other addictions.