11 February, 2016
I know I'm being harsh, but I'm doing so with purpose. I have a cell phone (A flip phone. Cheap.) and use it often, but I don't even have a texting plan. I have an old iPod touch that I use frequently, mainly for the camera and alarm functions, but I don't depend on it. I also, obviously, use some of the things Google provides. This blog for example. I also give money to the local phone provider for a land line and internet connection. A slow, DSL internet connection (Cheap!). But I'm not a slave to those things. I have an address book, a journal, a rather large home library, a library card, a newspaper subscription and a mail box. All of that stuff works without power. Hell, I even have a set of encyclopedias in one of the bookcases. I certainly enjoy modern technology, but I can get along without it just fine. Can you? Go write someone a letter.