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Off the Grid: Living Blind Without the Internet

155 pages2 hours


Robert Kingett, a journalist, accepts a dare while at a park. This dare seems simple at first – to adapt to his blindness without the Internet in an age where the web is ubiquitous. The journey starts off as a need to check Email, then morphs into intimate feelings and observations about the Internet from someone who has never disconnected. This account is a cozy diary of the journey of adapting to a brand new way of living. The entries explore emotions, events, and conversations along with darkly comedic encounters, such as battling with an FM radio and hooking up a landline phone for the first time. The conversational entries show how a writer perceives people, and society, when Twitter and Facebook are no longer a daily factor.

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