The Amish Space
In the spirit of talking about analog tools, Patrick Rhone posted on his blog about creating an electronics-free zone.
Then, this has me thinking even further, what if one were to create an electronics free zone in their home or office? A desk, a small space, a room, or even a whole floor of the home where electronic technology was not allowed?
I don’t think my house is big enough to create an electronics free zone. Though I think the idea is fine, I think the execution becomes problematic. Ultimately it isn’t important to quarantine off a section of the house. What is important is the idea that we don’t have to be engaged with technology at all times.
As I wrote before, sometimes it is nice to just sit down with a fountain pen and a pad of paper. There is a freedom in the analog that cannot be duplicated by the digital. There is a sense of intimacy with words scrawled on a page in your own handwriting that cannot be matched by helvetica or arial. There is a connection to the moment of writing on paper that is difficult to describe.