Man Abandons Internet For One Year – Could You Do It? [VIDEO/POLL]
Technology writer Paul Miller hasn’t been on the Internet since May 1st, 2012. He hasn’t sent an email, checked Facebook, or even Googled something in nearly three months – and he plans to stay off the grid for an entire year.
Could you do it?
Miller sees the Internet as a giant distraction.
“Since 2005 I have had a job that required me to be on the Internet for at least 12 hours a day. And whatever I would do after work would be on the Internet too,” he said.
“But I found it very distracting and I wanted to spend time studying and writing uninterrupted. I wanted to read books that I could have read at any time, but instead I was reading Reddit. I wanted to write things I wanted to write for a long time, but instead I was tweeting.”
Could you do it? Remember, this means no email, text messages, looking up something on Google, or social media.