The Privacy Debate 2: Try the Digital Independence Diet for a Month, If You Dare
With all the talk of Ramadan (fasting in the hours of daylight for 30 days) and of various kinds of sacrificial diet fads, it is timely to wonder if health would improve if you could digitally diet for a period.
This idea was sent to me on the USA’s Independence Day (4 July) and is fitting to make us think, is it possible to decouple from much of the addictive and harmful elements of the digital world without wishing to actually vanish totally.
Dan Gillmor wrote in The Guardian on 4 July this year that he tried a decade ago to ‘sever ties with Microsoft, a pervasive and abusive technology monoploy.’
He said that he failed.