May 1, 2013

After one year, Paul Miller is back on the Internet

A must-read. The writing had me hooked throughout, but the video managed to move something inside. And trust me, I don’t risk sounding kitschy too often.

At 11:59PM on April 30th, 2012, I unplugged my Ethernet cable, shut off my Wi-Fi, and swapped my smartphone for a dumb one. It felt really good. I felt free.

One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was corrupting my soul.”

It’s a been a year now since I surfed the web” or checked my email” or liked” anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I’ve managed to stay disconnected, just like I planned. I’m internet free.

And now I’m supposed to tell you how it solved all my problems. I’m supposed to be enlightened. I’m supposed to be more real,” now. More perfect.

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