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  1. Michael Arau says:

    You got it. I made a similar interpretation. Without Internet and technology life would be difficult… but not impossible. I think the message was to keep it simple, interact with others (personally) and use tech as a tool, not as a means.

    Michael Pollan, a healthy eating advocate, says: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

    I think that concept applies here too.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      Food is a tough one. I find myself making changes over time. Food options also can vary based on where one lives. Right now I simply am focusing on balanced meals, avoiding plastic as much as possible, and buying in-season veggies so that less emissions are being used to transport the product. My one weakness is that I hate shopping, so I tend to buy products that last. That can mean more preservatives.

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  2. Michael Arau says:

    That was more of an analogous offering. For some reason Pollon’s food manifesto seemed like Joe’s manifesto. But…

    An option for you regarding food would be to hit the farmer’s market. Daily fresh food, locally sourced. Daily shopping at a small venue beats the big stores. Hmmm. Mayhaps (probably not a word, but it sounds cool) I should post something of an analog food typewriter sort of thing. Yes, by Jove, I should.

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  3. Richard P says:

    Joe has done a good deed by encouraging every viewer to reflect on the place of technology. I hate it when typewriter users are branded “technophobes.” A phobia is irrational and extreme; we are working toward balanced judgments.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      He clearly knows how to maximize the uses of different techs to achieve a specific goal. That’s what it comes down to: what specific tech will best achieve a specific goal? I try to practice a moment of pause before a given activity, asking, “Does this work? How was it achieved before? Is this better? What are the pros and cons of old and new methods and is there a better way to combine those methods?” It is an absurdly easy formula to follow, but I don’t see many people in academia thinking this way. The shiny new object typically wins the day.

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