The flight from Seattle to Newark is five hours, give or take, and during that whole time my phone is on airplane mode and the internet inaccessible to me. After about an hour of not checking email and messages I get twitchy. At hour two I have to take a nap. At hour three I start watching CNN on the screen in front of me. At hour four I twiddle my thumbs. When the pilot says we’re a half hour out, I take out my phone so I’m ready to nuke airplane mode as soon as we’re wheels down. And when we land and are taxiing, with one touch I’m back online and ready for Project Fi to click in and the new emails and messages to appear.
At home I’m never, ever off line for five hours unless I’m asleep.