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Sams Teach Yourself the Internet in 24 Hours, Sixth Edition by Ned Snell

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Chapter 16. Working Smarter by Working Offline

“Are you still online? I need the phone!!!” Sound familiar?

There’s no law that says you have to do anything at all offline—stay online all you want, see if I care. These days most of us have unlimited Internet accounts, so it costs us nothing extra to stay online as long as we need to. Still, many of us have only one phone line, and often it’s hard to do what you want to do online while still keeping the phone line free for other uses. This hour shows you how you can spend less time online while doing more.

Personally, I find there’s a psychological benefit to working offline. When I write email offline, I take my time and express myself more effectively. I often open messages waiting in my Outbox ...

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