Confessions of a techno-slave

I think there must be something wrong with me. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Paris recently (Paris, France that is – not Paris, Ont.) and tack on a few vacation days to a conference I was already attending in another part of that country. So far so good, right?

I had already decided against bringing a laptop – I reasoned that it would be too heavy to lug around with me, and I also didn’t want to have to worry about the possibility of it getting lost or stolen. I knew I’d have extensive computer access while at the conference, including e-mail and Internet capabilities. I didn’t think I would miss a few days without access once the conference was over. After all, it was technically a vacation at that point. If you are with me so far, you have probably already figured out what I’m going to say next. I’d find it hard to believe I’m the only slave to technology out there, especially in this industry.

So there I was, in my hotel room in the City of Light, the world at my feet and all that and more outside my window. One wouldn’t think the lack of Internet access would bother me. But it did. In fact, it almost drove me crazy.

It’s not that I didn’t have enough distractions and interesting things around me, what with all the museums and art galleries about, not to mention the hours in caf

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Previous article
Next article

Related Tech News

Tech Jobs

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

Tech Companies Hiring Right Now