by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 2003. All rights reserved.
In my good dreams the phone is not ringing. On my best days the starter goes unturned, the monitor is blank and nothing gets scanned. I walk or ride a bike whenever practical, pay cash mostly and disconnected the cable TV long ago. Pollsters and marketers lurk in the dark alleys of the media. If it has a magnetic strip, it can't be trusted.
Machines are maddening; technology is terrifying. And yet I work all day at computers and make a living through their connections to the Internet. They allow me to be rural but not rustic, connected but not hardwired.
I am what you might call a Latter-Day Luddite..
Continued at... Confessions of a Latter-Day Luddite
Out of the Past
Artwork: Rustic Tuscany by Liz Jardine