Now I'm the sort of person who fulminates because some people are advertising Christmas events and it isn't even Halloween yet, but let me go one step further and suggest something for Lent. I've tried it out on a few others and it has frightened the life out of them, but it was borne out of listening to late night radio last night and some of my experiences over the summer of technology going bad and leaving me feeling decidedly uneasy about my dependence upon it.
So here it is: A Lo-Tec Lent. 40 days without digital technology.
No digital TV.
No DECT phones.
No ipod/mp3 player
No digital radio
If particularly daring one could add to that no cars with electronic management systems, no dishwashers, no electronic keyboards etc.
I propose it for Lent because it will probably take from now to then to sort out how I might manage without these electronic aids to existence. And the question is... would it be appropriate to manually write up a "blog" about the experience for someone else to post, or would that be defeating the object?
Any takers for this experiment into sacrificial simplicity?