May 3, 2012

Giving Up

Paul Miller is giving up the internet for a year because, well, I don’t really know. I once gave up the internet for three days. It wasn’t all that enlightening and really just made it hard to find baseball scores.

Now I want to see the internet at a distance. By separating myself from the constant connectivity, I can see which aspects are truly valuable, which are distractions for me, and which parts are corrupting my very soul.

Um, yeah.

Hilariously, Harry Marks has decided to “give up reading.” [via]

Now I want to see words at a distance. By separating myself from written language, I’ll be able to see which aspects of reading are truly valuable, which are distractions, and which ones give me explosive diarrhea.