I don't think I could have done this assignment on any other day. Because it was a Saturday and I had a lot of social events planned where I would be with people face-to-face, I didn't miss the social offerings of the computer as much. I don't think I could have done it during the week, though. My husband works long hours; and most of our friends/family are in Birmingham or are people we don't see much during the week. My real connections to others are through social media (Facebook & Twitter), Skype, email, and text messaging. If you take those away, you might as well throw me on Gilligan's Island.
I think this relates to my future students because in the same way that I don't want to be "unplugged" I know that they don't either. Technology is just as much a part of their lives as it is mine... and probably more.