Digital detox

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  • Deleted user 19 July 2010 12:31:53
    Anyone done one of these before? I have a week off work next week and was gonna do it.

    In a nutshell you basically just switch everything off, only take phone calls (no texting), no internet, no twitter, e-mail, facebook, shit like that, basically cut yourself off from the modern world for a while. Wondered if anyone had ever done it voluntarily (IE not just 'I'm on holiday so won't be online') and whether it was as liberating as the rest of the internet (ironically) claims?
  • matt6666 19 Jul 2010 12:34:50 2,620 posts
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    fire detox .. Go full caveman.
  • DaM 19 Jul 2010 12:36:18 12,985 posts
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    Bollocks to that. I want to get my brain permanently connected to the net.
  • altitude2k 19 Jul 2010 12:36:21 4,087 posts
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    I would find it a bit difficult to do voluntarily given that I spend a lot of my working day at a computer, but I am always surprised at how little I miss the internet when I'm away.

    I would very much like to disconnect myself more.
  • mal 19 Jul 2010 12:56:40 22,448 posts
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    One of the things I like about camping and festival-going is how you're basically cut off for the time you're there, especially if you go camping somewhere with less than ideal mobile coverage. I don't see it as a big deal though.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Deleted user 19 July 2010 13:48:34
    altitude2k wrote:
    I would find it a bit difficult to do voluntarily given that I spend a lot of my working day at a computer, but I am always surprised at how little I miss the internet when I'm away.

    I would very much like to disconnect myself more.

    Yeah, be too bastard hard to cut off e-mail and internet stuffs when your work demands it. Even if it's just work use, the temptation to just click off and start arsing about on FB or summak would be far too great.

    Also, not work related, loss of on-demand porn would be hard to get over.
  • masterson 20 Jul 2013 06:53:29 180 posts
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    The "right example" being talking about it on a video games forum? :)
  • Fake_Blood 20 Jul 2013 06:54:15 4,165 posts
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    tl;dr
  • Trafford 20 Jul 2013 07:51:26 5,733 posts
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    http://m.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/sep/08/anonymous-behind-masks-cyber-insurgents
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