I feel like when I quit email for a month last year, people were mostly envious of me being in a position to do so. But it’s hard to imagine anyone who would want to quit the entire internet. And for a year, no less.
The internet is simply too important and deeply woven into modern life — so much so that you’re often using it now when you don’t even realize it. It would be much easier to quit using a car or watching television or using credit cards. Think about that for a second.
In my month away from email, I didn’t miss it at all. Not for one second. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil of the modern world. But the internet is different. My guess is that in his year away, Miller will come to realize more and more that the internet is nothing if not one of the greatest achievements in human history.
It’s going to be a hell of a lot harder to live life without it.
I’m sure there will be a killer book deal on the other side though!