‘A computer without the Internet is useless’

August 29, 2009 / Justin Kloczko tells his story about living without Internet for a month.

Justin Kloczko on “coping with addiction,” proving what we all know in America, but sometimes forget—Internet is serious business:

It was a brutal month, and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. If you can do it, then good for you. But extended periods of time without the Internet will leave a man feeling stupid and alone. Friends asked if I was going to honor that event confirmation on Facebook to my friend’s going away party. I was in the dark more ways than one. I tried to play it off like I knew what was going on when I really didn’t. To make matters worse, I decided to stop drinking during that same month. It was the one of the worst periods of my life. I couldn’t sleep, and when I woke up, I had way too much time on my hands. A computer without the Internet is useless.

I read before going to sleep every night. On my iPod Touch. I read by iPod Touch-light. Over wi-fi. And when the wi-fi occasionally cuts out, as it is wont to do in certain parts of the house when it feels like it, I look at the device and think: “without headphones or wi-fi you are nothing but a very expensive calculator-address book-world clock-note book.”

“PS: (I love you).”

Hehe, just kidding. Heh… heh.

2 responses

  1. Brian Christiansen

    Sounds like you really need Instapaper Pro on that iPod Touch, so the WiFi dropping doesn’t affect you, as it caches everything you read. I use it like crazy on my iPhone. One of my favorite apps.

    August 30th, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

  2. Adrian Cooke

    Brian, I’ll give it a try, thanks.

    August 30th, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

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