One Writer's Field Guide To Surviving
An Entire Month Without the Internet
Could you go a full month without using the Internet? The writer Stephen Elliott gives it a try, and lives to tell the tale in the current Poets & Writers Magazine. Upon learning what he had done, people treated him as an oddity. "'I wish I could do that,' others mused wistfully, as if it were simply not possible for them," he reports. By the fourth week, he had begun breaking the habits he'd learned on the Internet: "that addiction to continual bursts of small information." Eventually, he writes, "I could feel my attention span lengthening."