Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Going Off the Grid

Tom Hespos over at Underscore Marketing just got back from his annual "Off the Grid" vacation in Maine, where he quizzed the locals on their ability to get online.

Off the grid - not a bad idea. In fact, probably a great idea for all of us hyperconnected people.
Yeah - I'm a link - what are you gonna do now?
A similiar idea has been hatched over at Radio Free Babylon. It's called Media Free Zones.

Most of my colleagues are beyond connected. Blackberries, Ipaqs, iPods, those goofy earpieces that make you look like Lando Calrissian's mute assistant in the Cloud City, laptops, navigational tools in their cars, DVRs, etc.

Shut it all off for an hour and refocus.

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  • Lobot - I remember him. Takes me back to The Empire Strikes Back.

    To me, vacations really aren't vacations when you have to stay connected. After all, one of the reasons why we go on vacation is to relieve stress, right? How can one do that when there's Blackberry e-mail to read and Bluetooth headsets clipped to one's ear? Heh...

    By Blogger Tom, at August 2, 2006 at 12:45 PM  

  • That guy is HOT!

    By Anonymous Short Fat Texan, at August 9, 2006 at 1:22 PM  

  • I read about this post over on Brad Beren's Unplugging… why is it so hard? and decided to follow the link through to here. Interesting stuff, and I'll be mulling it over for a post on my own BizMediaScience blog.
    I'm thinking about why people don't want to unplug. From a cognitive/consciousness point of view (we are NextStage, after all). Good post. Thanks. - Joseph

    By Anonymous Joseph Carrabis, at July 27, 2007 at 11:43 AM  

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