Another entry in the fascinating saga of Paul Miller's internet expatriation:
It's 2012 now, and surfing is so embedded in our culture that we don't even speak of it: it's what the internet is for, and it's the method by which we communicate, learn, and experience. That's not to say Negroponte didn't identify a potential problem with the internet: a troubling signal-to-noise ratio. In fact, it's in large part thanks to this signal-to-noise ratio that I'm currently attempting an internet-free existence. But to say we're using the internet entirely wrong, and have yet to make it a “productive use of one's time,” is a little laughable. Yes, a culture is shaped by its tools, and the internet was shaping me a little too much, but for many people the internet remains a servant, not a master — a window, not a door.