Paul Miller left the Internet for one year with the hopes and dreams of finding himself:
I thought the internet might be an unnatural state for us humans, or at least for me. Maybe I was too ADD to handle it, or too impulsive to restrain my usage. I’d used the internet constantly since I was twelve, and as my livelihood since I was fourteen. I’d gone from paperboy, to web designer, to technology writer in under a decade. I didn’t know myself apart from a sense of ubiquitous connection and endless information. I wondered what else there was to life. “Real life,” perhaps, was waiting for me on the other side of the web browser.
— Paul Miller
Paul writes about his time “offline” and how it affected him. His time away went a little different that he, or I, thought it would and his first article back is an interesting look at who we are, the Internet’s place in the world today and how we have to deal with our faults no matter where we are.