> You probably don’t, and maybe it’s time to look in the mirror and be honest with yourself.
That's where I stopped reading as obviously this article is not directed at me.
Unless there is a way to troubleshoot and fix remote servers in the middle of the night without internet.
But LOVE my audio books and podcasts and google maps and digital note pad and dictionary and wikipedia... And never feel guilty about those things.
But sure, better to get rid of the data connection than the smarts.
You seem to have dismissed the former entirely with "that doesn't seem sensible to me at all", and here leave it as only a last resort. I don't believe that's a useful way to view it. Use the tools you have available to modify your behavior.
You will need more willpower than what most people have, and so the problem remains.
A bad habit I can fall into as easily as breathing is a problem.
A bad habit I have to indulge in some effort to perform, puts me in the position of needing willpower to indulge in it!
Please don't do ad hominem; it is not conducive to a healthy discussion.
Fun (semi-related) story, I once had someone steal my mac power cable on a bus ride from Quito to Banos, Tungurahua in Ecuador http://bit.ly/2olVpLT and had to install putty on an internet computer from 2003 to get into a server to reboot a process. That was when I realized that Internet access was no longer a luxury for me.