Blogs. E-mails. Voice mails. News. TV. Joe Carter, reflecting on the information overload so many of us know and love, commends a weekly 24-hour break from information and technology along the lines of what Kevin Miller describes in Surviving Information Overload. Carter quotes Miller:
The Sabbath … had two purposes: rest and remembrance of God. An info-techno Sabbath, as I dub it, has the same goals: rest for our minds and over stimulated senses and remembrance that life is bigger than the news stories, stock quotes, and sports scores. It’s bigger than our selves. There is, in fact, a God. And we are not it.
Carter’s closing remark:
Why not take an info-techno Sabbath this weekend? No doubt your synapses will scream from the perceived dehydration. After drinking from the firehose of information a day without info tech will seem like a year long drought. But by unplugging the god of Technology you might just find something new in the pause — a still small voice sharing the information that truly matters.
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