It's been quite some time now since I've had breakfast -- or even coffee -- before going online. So imagine my surprise this morning when the New York Times treats such activity as a trend worthy of the front page.
From a story headlined "Breakfast Can Wait. The Day's First Stop Is Online:"
"Things that I thought were unacceptable a few years ago are now commonplace in my house," said (one mom), "like all four of us starting the day on four computers in four separate rooms."
Technology has shaken up plenty of life's routines, but for many people it has completely altered the once predictable rituals at the start of the day.
By the way, there's a blatant double-standard at work in my house: The children cannot use the computer before breakfast. It's a classic case of do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do.