During a panel I moderated with well-known blogger and tech expert Robert Scoble, he said there was no alternative to constant, ubiquitous engagement and held up a spare battery he carried for his smartphone, so he'd never run out of juice. No time to respond to tweets? Do it while you're walking down the hallway, he said. Plenty of people agree with him.
The dude practices what he preaches, I have to give him that. This is a picture I happened to take of him a few years ago, as he was walking to the Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto, recording a review of the new iPhone with his Nokia N95:
Nonetheless, I have to take issue with the idea that there is "no alternative." Free will, dude. And watch the car.