Software, Hardware, Silverware

‘I Don’t Want to Unplug’

Laurie Voss:

Now the little pocket-computers we anachronistically refer to as “phones” can answer all my questions, at any time, from nearly anywhere. There are few things more liberating.

When people in our community decide they’re going to “unplug”, I can’t help but question their motives. Are they doing it because they really feel that smart“phones” have cheapened our lives? Or is it for pageviews? Most times I arrive at the latter. Our lives, every single day, are better because of the tiny supercomputers we stuff into our pocket every morning without a second thought. As Voss says, they are liberating. We are free at last to go and get lost.