“ Technology is getting better and better at keeping you connected, which requires individuals to exercise a tighter discipline on the boundary between work and home. Distance used to do it for people. They’d go home and be gone. That doesn’t work anymore.”
Michael Lieter 2004
“ Individuated lives require time, but the contemporary experience of work is marked by a deepening conflict between how one wants to live and how one must live it.”
Many people feel overwhelmed by the amount of information they are expected to deal with, a number called this “communications or information overload”
The advent of addictive communications, people feel that they have to check in all the time.
Extract from an early interview.
I would say that (partner) would say it’s a blessing and a curse, it’s great because I can stay home some mornings and take (son) to kindly, and I’ve already done 2 hours work. So I’ve been productive I don’t necessarily have to go, for me I don’t have to go in the morning when it takes an hour and ten minutes to get into work as opposed to picking my times, so (partner) sees some benefit in that. But if you asked (partner) overall she’d say that I work a lot more because of the technology and it does encroach on our family life, absolutely encroaches on the family life”