And very lucky, too.
Actually, being online has been an integral part of my jobs, and rather
than being asked why I was surfing away instead of writing some important
paper, most of the people I've worked with have understood, and even defined,
at least part of my job as examining what's available out in cyberspace
in order to try and better determine how what's out there, both in terms
of content and of tools, can be used in an educational setting. A number
of times a problem with the connection at work offered me an opportunity
to do something offline, and at times like that I might have actually held
a book in my hands again. For some people truly have only "limited access".
As someone who was truly unlimited, the quest for a fulltime connection
at home was more something to be aspired to as "the way things ought to
be" rathen that an actual need. If anything, having to limit my time online
while at home offered a good excuse to do something different than check
mail and examine sites - like maybe play with the kids.