Friday, September 3, 2010

living unplugged

...does it scare you? are you a little sad when you can't check email or facebook?  anxious? restless?
while i was in sweden i lived Without Cellphone and it was really relaxing (if a bit inconvenient) but i had the comforts of wireless connections and my little netbook computer.  this short piece on mindfulness vs. distractions of digital technology is a nice mini-examination:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/31/mind-the-grid/?hp

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  2. My mom borrowed my mac for an hour yesterday, and I thought I was going to die. Ok, that's a lie, I had my smartphone as a backup. Thank God.

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  3. I lived Without Facebook for the summer, and guess what? I loved it! I could get all preachy and deep about it, except that I'm sort of...uh...back on again. Sigh.

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