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a year without net

2013-05-01 16:37:29.764168+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Verge: I'm still here: back online after a year without the internet. Guy spends year disconnected from the internet, discovers that the internet is so entwined with life that he was missing out, and it didn't help him accomplish the things he thought it was keeping him from.

As a one-time Waldorf kid, who spent a good amount of growing up in a community that avoided technology and the popular culture, I've spent some time thinking about this, and come to similar conclusions.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-02 11:48:41.356887+00 by: DaveP

If you're good at frittering away your time not getting stuff done, you'll find a way to fritter without the internet. But he did start some good habits at the beginning of the experiment (before going back to his old ways). I don't think either the good or the bad were the internet's fault.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-02 17:27:20.894501+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, my take-away was that his self-imposed separation from the popular culture just separated him from people, it didn't make his life richer.