Does Technology Rule Your Work?
My friend Dwight doesn’t usually carry a cell phone, and I asked him why not.
“Well,” he said, “have you ever noticed how people with phones feel like they have to answer them whenever they ring? Even though they have voice mail, and they’re busy doing something else, they feel compelled to answer the phone.”
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Just what advantage does technology provide? Do you use it to make your days more orderly? Or does technology rule your life, making you feel that you can’t escape its clutches? When tools begin to control the operator—red flag! It’s time to stop and take stock. Analyze your priorities. Technology is a good thing. What matters is how we use it—in the high calling of our daily work.
If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you will vomit.