Curt: One of the topics that this relates to is that of life in what most of us still call the "Real" world. In an article I wrote on SpeechTherapy, (Death by Information) I approached the topic that I have difficulty slowing down enough to enjoy what life has to offer. I often find prolonged exposure to nothing more than my PC isolating, and I also feel isolation can breed contempt. I think this may be happening a lot on the Web today.
Curt: For myself, I try to balance my input and output. If it seems like I'm reading bulletin boards and designer news sites and surfing more than I'm making stuff, I'll go on an input fast and just hole up and build stuff until my output gets balanced with my input.