No Computers for 20 Days

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the impact of technology on our lives, particularly in my recent posts “On Blogging” Parts 1 and 2. I’m no Luddite, but I definitely know that I could stand to spend a whole lot less time on my computer and online. I realized the other day that I read much more on the web than I do from books, and I don’t think that that’s a good thing.

So, go read 20 Days Without a PC. Here’s an excerpt of his conclusions:

In a thousand subtle ways, technology accelerates the pace of life. That’s not an unalloyed virtue. Spend an afternoon away from your in-box, and folks wonder if you’ve dropped off the face of the earth. You produce more work and consume more entertainment and information because…well, because you can.

3 responses to “No Computers for 20 Days”

  1. Gee, Matt, I’d love to read it, but I can’t. There doesn’t seem to be any way for me to get there from here. Now if only there was some convenient way of going from one web page to another, a sort of ‘link’ that allowed to travel this world wide web…

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