July 24, 2014

Maybe if we all unplugged together?

John Cassidy describes his idyllic summer break at The New Yorker

On the way back down to the city, we stopped off at the vacation rental of a friend who was engaged in evasive action. No Internet, no newspapers, and no television. She was, she explained, taking a “news-out.”

but concludes that you can't unplug from responsibility

News-outs are refreshing, but they don’t change the news.