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Quitting the Internet cold turkey

Molly Wood May 3, 2013
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Quitting the Internet cold turkey

Molly Wood May 3, 2013
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Ever tried to quit something cold turkey? What about the Internet? On May 1, 2012, Paul Miller of the tech site The Verge cut himself off from the Internet. No web, no streaming, no email, no texts, or voicemails.

It’s now a year later, and Paul has just “woken up”. He says we should all be impressed at how well we use something as complex as the Internet, but also describes the euphoria he experienced after cutting himself off. Click on the audio player above to hear more. 

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