The Problem is Not Simply the Technology

Sometimes we want to blame technology. And certainly it can contribute to the way we experience life and to the kind of failures we experience. But I think this story about a year without the internet shows that underneath it all, we are susceptible to the same kinds of failures with or without. Here’s his confession:

What I do know is that I can’t blame the internet, or any circumstance, for my problems. I have many of the same priorities I had before I left the internet: family, friends, work, learning. And I have no guarantee I’ll stick with them when I get back on the internet — I probably won’t, to be honest. But at least I’ll know that it’s not the internet’s fault. I’ll know who’s responsible, and who can fix it.

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