Happy New Year, 2012!
My wife asked me for an unusual but heartfelt Christmas present this year. She asked me to go for an entire week without using a computer (and to only use my iPhone to make telephone calls. Apparently she thinks I spend too much time on the computer. Is 14 hours a day really too much time? Well, I wasn’t going to argue, and besides, it would make her happy.
I struggled at first, because I use my computer for everything — work, entertainment, information, communication. However, the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day didn’t put too many demands on me, so I looked for a way to occupy my time. And I found it in an ancient device I found on the shelf — it’s called a book.
I picked up the book and read it. It was Game On: Energize Your Business with Social Media Games by Jon Radoff. And you know what? It was work, entertaiment, information, and communication all rolled up into one!
I think that I’m going to make a New Year’s resolution: read more books.
Just as soon as I log off from my computer.