Breakfast Can Wait. The Day’s First Stop Is Online

Technology has shaken up morning routines — people are increasingly waking up and lunging for their laptops.Karl and Dorsey Gude of East Lansing, Mich., can remember simpler mornings, not too long ago. They sat together and chatted as they ate breakfast. They read the newspaper and competed only with the television for the attention of their two teenage sons.That was so last century. Today, Mr. Gude wakes at around 6 a.m. to check his work e-mail and his Facebook and Twitter accounts. The two boys, Cole and Erik, start each morning with text messages, video games and Facebook.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/technology/10morning.html

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