Electronic Isolation

As someone who has just had to send my mi-fi off for repair, and thus will only be able to connect via my phone, or other people’s (sometimes dodgy speed) wi-fi, for at least the next 10 days… this tale of being disconnected is interesting… although you will note that I often CHOOSE to largely (if not entirely) disconnect when abroad:

Recently, Wikipedia went on strike, presenting us with blank screens rather than the usual fast “facts”. It was protesting against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act proposed in the US.

Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy Wales encouraged the public to rise up against what he sees as a threat to free speech.

“Imagine a world without free information,” said Jimmy. I did. It scared the living daylights out of me. But it turns out I needn’t have bothered. I could have waited until I came to this hotel and had the chance to live it for real.

Read the rest of this amusing story here.