There’s a lot of ‘reality’ in the virtual
and a lot of ‘virtual’ in the reality
~Nathan Jurgenson, net theorist
How many times a day do you check your email, scan the headlines, click a Facebook “Like”?
Could you stop? …
For a year?
That was the challenge for Paul Miller. Read his recollection of an internet-free year. Read why he left the Internet and why he came back.
What I do know is that I can’t blame the internet, or any circumstance, for my problems. I have many of the same priorities I had before I left the internet: family, friends, work, learning. And I have no guarantee I’ll stick with them when I get back on the internet — I probably won’t, to be honest. But at least I’ll know that it’s not the internet’s fault. I’ll know who’s responsible, and who can fix it. ~Paul Miller