Journalist Robert Kingett accepts a dare, one that at first seems simple: to adapt to his blindness without the Internet. This account is a cozy diary of battling with an FM radio, hooking up a landline phone, and the journey of adapting to a brand new way of living from someone who has never disconnected from the World Wide Web.
©2015 Synergebooks (P)2015 Robert Kingett
This is a great audio book. Especially at this time, I can't imagine everyday activity without the internet. I listened to this audiobook in one sitting
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
the combination of a legally blind person and a decision to go off grid for a month provides plenty of scope for unexpected turns and reminders of what we can be grateful for in the digital age as well as what we have forgotten existed.
this was a good listen
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I found that Robert's sense of humor a wonderful reminder of how great people can be. I also enjoyed having a great friend mentioned in the book.
Habits are definitely hard to break, and I cannot fathom what it would be like to be offline. However, Robert makes the experience seem easy, like having to phone people instead of emailing or facbooking someone.
I liked how Robert expresses himself by phone instead of being online, how he managed to reconnecting to others in his life. How would your routine change if you were to go offline?
I wouldn't like that fact, as I am in school and am taking online courses.
Having a very low blood pressure? Hmm. A reminder of how certain things work in daily life without being online, and having to rely on other people. A scary thought, but it's something that I admire how Robert handled the situation.
I also liked how Robert attempts to look up things in relations to every day things -like the low blood pressure. Good job, Robert!
I haven't (that I'm aware of) listened to any of T. David Rutherford's other performances before, but I do look forward to listening to his books.
Time out from the internet -Scary.
I wonder how Robert would handle being offline for a total of 3 months?
Keep up the good work with your challenges, Robert!
A good listen makes for an amazing day!
It's unique and the subject matter is interesting.
It was coherent and easy to understand.
Living in the past
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