n fact, even that won’t be enough. We’ll have to worry not just
about new things, but also about existing things becoming more
addictive. That’s what bit me. I’ve avoided most addictions, but
the Internet got me because it became addictive while I was using
Most people I know have problems with Internet addiction. We’re
all trying to figure out our own customs for getting free of it.
That’s why I don’t have an iPhone, for example; the last thing I
want is for the Internet to follow me out into the world.
My latest trick is taking long hikes. I used to think running was a
better form of exercise than hiking because it took less time. Now
the slowness of hiking seems an advantage, because the longer I
spend on the trail, the longer I have to think without interruption.