This gem popped up on r/nosurf this morning. I still have a copy of Stephen Fry’s In America on my bookshelf, although it’s pretty dusty. A highlight from his article:
But first, what would motivate any young person today to pull the plug?
Well maybe they should consider this for a moment. Who most wants you to stay on the grid? The advertisers. Your boss. Human Resources. The advertisers. Your parents (irony of ironies – once they distrusted it, now they need to tag you electronically, share your Facebook photos and message you to death). The advertisers. The government. Your local authority. Your school. Advertisers.
Well, if you’re young and have an ounce of pride, doesn’t that list say it all? So fuck you, I’m Going Off The Grid.
Get your eyes off the screen and your hands on your dreams,