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  • Boundaries and Outsourcing Our Brains | Climb to the Stars

    I remember this researcher who was interviewed in a Radiolab episode (probably “Deception“). He strived to not lie — you know, those social lies you say all the time. “Oh, sorry I can’t meet you for dinner next week, I’m too busy.” Instead, he would say things like (quoting from memory) “I’m sorry, but I’m not actually looking to pursue new friendships right now.” I think this kind of attitude requires courage and diplomacy. And I think that more and more, we’re going to have to learn it.

    In a #connected world, these #social lies become more difficult. I might end up having to own up to the fact that yes, I’m there, at home, watching a DVD, available for my friends and family, but not for my clients. It’s not easy, but it’s doable.

    Bonne réflexion. Hier soir j’étais en famille, les enfants jouaient à la Wii et j’avais besoin de coller une URL à ma douce : j’ouvre mon Jabber, je commente le statut d’un collègue (sur un mode loisir donc) et dans la minute il me parle travail, puisque Jabber est un de nos principaux moyens de communication. J’ai dit qu’on verrait ça quand je serais revenu au boulot.

    #disconnection #offline #online #boundaries