The same goes for the internet. Being a philomath, I want to know/learn/read everything. I'll be on the internet, reading an article, find another article/blog/website, and I'm down the rabbit hole, chasing down that latest bit of information that I just have to know. The problem is that knowledge is a bottomless pit. Like material consumption, unlimited access to knowledge leaves one wanting and dissatisfied.
As I did with television and magazines, I need to cut back and discover what is essential to me. And I want to keep that focus to prevent the pervasive creep of "just one more" out of my life. I've come to the realization that I lack a sense of completion, such as when I finish a book or magazine or when I empty out my "in" box. The net is a black hole that sucks me in and ultimately leaves me empty. It is an amazing tool but it is almost infinite; I never "finish" anything when I'm using it. So I'm going to evaluate both my time on the internet and the places that I frequent to regain a sense of accomplishment in my daily life.