Kord Campbell, an entrepreneur in San Francisco, almost missed out on a huge opportunity to sell his company for a substantial amount of money. The reason for this isn’t all that surprising either: his computer screens were flooded with instant messages, e-mails, and other various applications. It took him over 12 days for him to finally figure out what had happened.
“I stood up from my desk and said, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,’ ” Mr. Campbell said. “It’s kind of hard to miss an e-mail like that, but I did.”
While he managed to salvage the $1.3 million deal after apologizing to his suitor, Mr. Campbell continues to struggle with the effects of the deluge of data. Even after he unplugs, he craves the stimulation he gets from his electronic gadgets. He forgets things like dinner plans, and he has trouble focusing on his family.
Luckily, Mr. Campbell was able to contact the buyer and sell his company for a 1.3 million dollars. I cannot imagine the stress he was under once he figured out the huge opportunity he nearly missed.
With all of that said, this all begs the question of whether we’re becoming addicted to technology. What are your thoughts? Has our constant use of technology interrupted what really matters in life?