Resources for Digital Detoxing

A cartoon: 'In the days before mobile internet,' depicting a family sitting at a table, all staring into the empty palms of their hands and not looking at or talking with each other.

I would like to recommend the following resources for a digital detox:

  1. Humane Tech, including their Take Control page.

  2. Sunbeam Wireless, which offers dumbphones that have many of the useful features of smartphones but make it more difficult to get porn and other distracting downsides of always-on Internet access.

  3. Sexaholics Anonymous comes highly recommended!

  4. Substacks, including some of the threads at The Abbey of Misrule, the practical aspect at School of the Unconformed, and my own Substack.

  5. Classic critiques of technology, including Amusing Ourselves to Death, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, and The Plug-in Drug.

  6. Current critiques of technology, including The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, and The New Media Epidemic: The Undermining of Society, Family, and Our Own Soul.

  7. My own books, including the Pulitzer Prize-nominated A Pack of Cigarettes for the Mind and the more comprehensive Hidden Price Tags series.

  8. Digital Detoxing A-Z on