I guess I'm still convinced there's more good than bad in being connected most of the time...and I was tickled to see this digital-divide bridging campaign on buses and signs around the city:
About Connect Chicago:
Connect Chicago is a loose network of more than 250 places in the city where internet and computer access, digital skills training, and online learning resources are available—for free.
The work of these people in libraries, colleges, community centers, workforce development centers, and public housing help create a vibrant culture of learning, making Chicago more globally competitive and an all-around better place to live and work.
Connect Chicago is here to help all Chicago residents get connected— no matter where you are in the city, on the skills continuum, or in this universe of access and training providers.Meanwhile, I haven't heard too much about this recent, radical FCC proposal for free nationwide wifi. That could be a game-changer.