The NYTimes has an interesting article on the blurring of lines between work and home because smartphones allow you to be constantly in touch.
It’s a conversation my wife and I have had recently. We’re committed to putting the phones/computers down from the time we get home to the time our daughters go to bed. In a way, it’s liberating to have THE RULE.
On the other hand, if the Moodle server crashes, I want to know about it right away.
Last week our district’s email went down for some 6 days. We all felt very disconnected from each other (wait – how do we communicate without email?). Still, it was nice not to have the constant distraction (well – until folks figured out Google Talk).