It looks like I’m not the only writer consciously avoiding the distractions inherent in working on a machine that is connected to the Internet. I solve the problem by using low-tech writing tools. Others take their laptops to places where you can’t get online.
Is inability to resist the siren song of the Interwebs a weakness or character flaw? If so, it’s looking to be a pretty common one. I know my productivity increases fourfold when I’m staying away from YouTwitFaceTube.