Is it possible to 'quit' the Internet?I used to be in love with the Internet. I thought that it would answer all the world's problems, linking us all together, letting us meet people from all over the world and learn basically whatever we wanted. I really believed that things like Free Software and other free culture movements would change the world forever. To some extent, they have.
But you know what? I don't love the internet anymore. It takes up too much of my time, It introduces too many distractions, and it has deceived me in innumerable tiny little insidious ways that Fox News *wishes* they could harness.
Technology is supposed to serve people, not make people serve it. It's true the potential is there for that with the resources we've built up, but that's like saying Nuclear bombs prevent a third world war.
I've made enough friends now (mostly somehow through the interne
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