Morning Wakeup Routines Across America Now Driven By Technology

Today’s NYTimes takes a look at the rapid transition in human behavior relationship with technology.

“It used to be you woke up, went to the bathroom, maybe brushed your teeth and picked up the newspaper,” said Naomi S. Baron, a professor of linguistics at American University, who has written about technology’s push into everyday life. “But what we do first now has changed dramatically. I’ll be the first to admit: the first thing I do is check my e-mail.”

American households now log on before saying ‘good morning’ . Jim Wilson, NYTimesThe article raises a series of provocative issues around American families, including the notion that test messaging and Blackberrys are our new “blankies’. Obviously, adults are as tied to their ‘blankies’ as kids. Read: For Families Today, Technology is Morning’s First Priority. Anne