A challenge to the me generation as they enter the workforce in earnest:
Try working for 1-2 hours with the laptop closed or the monitor off.
It's much harder than it sounds. For a group of people who have grown up on computers, TV, and facebook... unplugging is a bit like wearing a blindfold in a corn maze. For most people in our generation work is tautologous to sitting in front of a computer... the internet is there, IM is there, word processing is there, everything needed to accomplish anything is there (including audio/visual stimulus)!
The virtual desktop has become the real desktop and the real desktop is merely a place to put the computer.
I resolve to unplug for 1-2 hours a day and catch up on reading articles, contacting people and connecting with the real (or is that now virtual?) world.