Day 155: Could you ban yourself from the internet for an entire year?

Imagine banning yourself from the internet for a whole year. Could you do it? Paul Miller decided that he needed to learn who he was away from the internet and distractions that are bundled with being online  and decided that  unplugging himself from the web world would be the way to go. This is the second time I have watched Paul Miller’s ted talk, “A year offline, what have I learnt.” The first time I watched it I remember being pretty disappointed.  I was expecting to hear a TED talk littered with profound nuggets of wisdom that could only be learnt from spending a year disconnected from the grasps of  the digital world. I expected to see a changed-man beckoning for us all to join him in this post-digital movement.   A new reality that offers liberation from notification beeps and instant messaging.  I expected him to be giddy with excitement and enthusiasm for his new lifestyle. This was not the reality that Paul … [Read more...]