back in the old days, when I had a spring in my step, and the forum was but a baby forumette we used to have discussions that drifted on into the night.
Huddled in front of our shimmering CRT monitors, experts at coaxing Windows 98SE into running all evening without so much as a cough, and revelling in the heady speed provided by our dial-up connections we put the world to rights, over and over again.
Now it seems that almost everyone is tucked up with their teddy by 11:00pm - I can hear the snores from where I sit.
Have we all run out if things to talk about, or is there some other reason? I have no right to ask what time you go to bed, but anyway,what time do you normally turn in?
For quite a few years I was working with people in Hong Kong and Singapore. I would go there, spend a couple of weeks on a project, and then come home and monitor things online. It meant working on corporate networks when the people in the offices there weren't at work,and then being available for them to ask questions and seek solutions when they got in. I got into the habit of staying up late at night, and working into the small hours.
I still do a bit of that, but not so frequently as before I'm delighted to say. Nowadays I'm usually in bed by midnight, or shortly thereafter.
Hmmmm...This thread started me wondering if I could cut the time I spend online, a drastic cut. But then, on Friday Virgin cable went down in my neck of the woods. It just came back this morning. 3 days without the internet has been MUCH harder than I could have imagined. I may even investigate the possibility of a back up service.....!!!