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Re: [at-l] Computers on the Trail, yea or nay?
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Computers on the Trail, yea or nay?
- From: ATnavi@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 00:23:45 EST
Wow, push a hot button, Jack!
I go to the woods to escape from technology. If someone else chooses to bring
technology to the woods, well, then I'd rather not see it. If they can
discreetly keep it to themselves, fine. Otherwise, a big thumbs down from me.
But I've (sadly) gotten used to people intruding on my wilderness experience
... which to me, means NO TECHNOLOGY. No motors, no vehicles, no high tech
stuff. (Sigh) I'm a writer. And I'm quite comfortable writing anywhere,
anytime, with pen and paper. No technology required. Just part of my gradual
conversion to a simpler life. Thoreau didn't need a laptop...
As for your comment "I'm concerned specifically with people carrying
computers in order to have daily and constant contact with the outside world"
... well, ick. I can't imagine having that need, despite being a frequent
AT-L poster. I do like to tear myself away from this screen to get outdoors,
and I'd ALWAYS rather be outdoors...and hiking. The whole POINT of going to
the woods, at least for me, is to CUT OFF that constant contact with the
world and get myself grounded again, paying attention to the little details,
having oceans of time in which to ponder the big questions of my life. If I
could but simply hit the woods one week out of every month, it would likely
answer a lot of my questions about myself and where I'm headed ... :)
Just my 0.02 ... Navigator
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