This article delves into "morning in America in the Internet age" in which people now reach for laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices even before their first cup of coffee. "It used to be you woke up, went to the bathroom, maybe brushed your teeth and picked up the newspaper," said Naomi S. Baron, an American University professor of linguistics. "But what we do first now has changed dramatically. I'll be the first to admit: the first thing I do is check my e-mail."

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