Everyone (well almost) is addicted to technology these days. It's a part of our lives whether we want it or not. Going "off the grid" has come to mean not using your handheld for 24-hours rather than living without a connection to the electrical grid. Even Stick Tail has an iPawd.
We have a old flip phone with an external antenna on the roof. No 3G, let alone 4G. That means no Internet (and all the time it consumes). Yes, we could get television, phone, and Internet via satellite, but that isn't something we want in our float cabin lives. We get enough of that when we make our trips to town.
I'm not saying we don't have technology resources at our cabin:
- Radio (for CBC and local SUN.FM)
- Satellite radio (Wayne starts the day with CNBC)
- Cell phone (our old Telus flip phone)
- Laptops (for writing and movies)
- Kindles (new titles downloaded in town)
- iPad (my and Stick Tail's game station)
- iPod (for individual listening)
I do have a smartphone for town. Because it isn't a part of my everyday life, I'm not addicted to its many features. I hate seeing so many people in public focusing on their devices rather than the people in their lives, or the experiences available around them. What are your thoughts? -- Margy