It seems to be a trend. People are tired of being plugged in all the time. A former blogger who's site I ADORED told me a week ago now that he's been blog-free for three months, he has also realized that he doesn't want to renew the contract on his iPhone. Another friend who's a fiction writer told me that he purchased ribbons for an old typewriter, and he hopes to forget how Facebook even works. Jay and I were both considering buying iPhones for a while, and then we realized that neither of us wants the internet following us everywhere. Then, the wireless router in our house broke, and about two days later we decided not to replace it if we want to be online at home, we can go into the office.
Jay and I are even toying with the idea of turning off the TV now and then okay, a lot more than now and then we wrote down the shows that truly mean something to us and realized that it only amounts to six hours per week (including the news). Anything beyond that, the TV has to be either turned off or tuned into programming that will teach us something, like how the universe works or how to landscape or cook.
People are just too addicted to technology. You see people who are logged in to gmail chat every time you are. You probably have friends that answer your emails within
Those people are the worst. When I see one of them, I am immediately glad that I don't know them. And my first inclination is to hate them, but in reality, I feel sad for them. They don't know how to socialize with real people anymore. They have forgotten how to be alone with their thoughts. They don't realize that as a human being, this is important.
But as an artist, it is critical.