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I'm Still Here: Back Online After a Year Without The Internet

Global warming concept. A modern laptop computer sits in a desert landscape with snow covered mountains on the screen. All logos have been removed.
Global warming concept. A modern laptop computer sits in a desert landscape with snow covered mountains on the screen. All logos have been removed.

I was wrong.

One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."

It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've managed to stay disconnected, just like I planned. I'm internet free.