I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet | The Verge

I was wrong.One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was “corrupting my soul.”Its a been a year now since I “surfed the web” or “checked my email” or “liked” anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. Ive managed to stay disconnected, just like I planned. Im internet free.And now Im supposed to tell you how it solved all my problems. Im supposed to be enlightened. Im supposed to be more “real,” now. More perfect.But instead its 8PM and I just woke up. I slept all day, woke with eight voicemails on my phone from friends and coworkers. I went to my coffee shop to consume dinner, the Knicks game, my two newspapers, and a copy of The New Yorker. And now Im watching Toy Story while I glance occasionally at the blinking cursor in this text document, willing it to write itself, willing it to generate the epiphanies my life has failed to produce.I didnt want to meet this Paul at the tail end of my yearlong journey.

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