“This is the first song on our new record Four Thieves Gone. This is Talk On Indolence.”
“…God help us all.”
“More than ever, we’re now focused on documenting and building the history of our lives, not on living the life unfolding right in front of us. […] Our new virtual anchors of memory [live] in the digital commons. But the price we pay is managing them: Sorting them by audience and positioning them for distribution in one of our networks. Now, the keepsakes we create have a conscious audience—like they barely belong to us at all.”
Baratunde Thurston unplugged from his digital life for 25 days and is sharing his experience. “The greatest gift I gave myself was a restored appreciation for disengagement, silence, and emptiness. I don’t need to fill every time slot with an appointment, and I don’t need to fill every mental opening with stimulus…”
To help you embark on your own digital detox, we’re putting together a guide to unplugging. This will be something you can print out and take with you. To do this, we’re soliciting pieces of advice from our readers on the best ways to unplug. Got some thoughts? Submit them here, or tweet them at @FastCompany with the hashtag #unplug.
- us government: *accidentally likes your pic from 2009*
- us government: *still follows you on livejournal*