Thursday, January 29, 2015
Bored & Brilliant
Those who know me even a little know I’m a fan of unplugging from technology — mild understate. I’ve gone so far as to ban electronics for a week on family beach vacations… if I felt I could get by with it. Slightly autocratic I admit, but the results in calmer grandchildren who let their creativity shine amidst this “boredom” and wonderful conversations between adults — not to mention just gazing out at the scenery as opposed to down at the electronic device — was impressive. Of course, this does not mean that one can’t be creative with and through technology. Still… Needless to say, I was interested to hear this interview on the BBC World Service.
Slight conundrum: participating in this project of unplugging from technology requires an “App”! (It’s only in the last couple of years that I figured out what that word even means.) And this project comes through a website called “New Tech City.” But even a luddite was impressed with and intrigued by this interview. Also, yes, I am aware that, once again, I am putting this “out there” on a computer through WIFI.