There’s an old saying that cleanliness is next to godliness. As a child I was never quite sure what it meant but I always presumed that if one kept clean they would look better in the eyes of God. Today the word ‘cleanliness’ could be replaced with ‘connectedness’ because many people seem to believe that being connected at all times has given them godlike powers – another interpretation of ‘godliness?’

My attention was drawn to a recent article by one Jay L Zagorsky (a.k.a. The Eclectic Economist) who believed that constant connectedness was a ‘bad idea.’ And he had a lot of good reasons for coming to that conclusion, most that I would concur with.

With the news that Facebook is pushing for low-cost Wi-Fi across India and Google’s Project Loon blanketing Indonesia with high-altitude balloon assisted Wi-Fi comes the realization that soon there will be no place on Earth free from a wireless connection of some sort.

First published at TelecomsAsia