The Dongola Times

(Anachronistic) Dispatches from the Kingdom of Makuria.
04th of October, 2014

The Great Disconnect

I have unsubscribed from many e-mail services I had, and after testing it for about a week, I think I am satisfied with the nearly-zero traffic now.

I am also changing where, when, and how I consume news. —Again. I am going back closer to the Rolf Dobelli thing of concentrating only on the headlines, and only rarely.

I am about to launch into some work which will require that I be good at working without expecting lots of such stimulation as comes from the news and the Internet in general. John M Greer calls it “LESS: Less Energy, Suff, and Stimulation.”

Now I open my mail client, and about nothing happens. Good! I am finding it harder to go back to surfing without images and JavaScript, because these days websites almost require these things. Or I am just growing older.