Digital fix or digital detox
|Connected below deck during a gale|
On our voyage to Spain this summer, one of the things I was really looking forward to was disconnecting from the digital world for a period of time. There are two places where one can still disconnect: under the sea and in the middle of it. We'd be out of range of mobile signal, and therefore internet access, for days at a time since we sold our SAT phone. When crossing the Bay of Biscay, we could be unplugged for 4 days.
|Reading big heavy books below|
|Reading on deck an night|
|Reading by Lucie Light|
And we are not the only ones depending our daily digital fix. The Pew research center has demonstrated that whereas 48% of US adults said they did not use the internet in 2000, in 2016 that number was down to an astounding 13%.
|Amazing cloud formations|
So here I am writing about my digital detox in the digital space, using my digital images and getting my digital fix. The internet just went down, I wasn't able to save and lost some of my content when I had to reboot. The next time it happened, I was so frustrated I hooked up my mobile and tethered it to my laptop circumventing the Wi-Fi. All to finish a blog post!