Tech Free Day

  • How successful were you at going Tech/Literacy free for a day?

It wasn’t successful at all. I failed, I used my cellphone several time though the day, and my laptop once.

  • What was the hardest thing about trying to go Tech/Literacy free?

The hardest thing was not using my iphone for long time, an hour or so. Although it is with me all day long.

  • How did your friends/family respond to you do the task?

I told my mom, brother, and one of my friends. They did not understand why and they were sure that I will fail.

  • What was the short term impact on you of doing this task?

I appreciated how technology made our life easier, even if it was only for a certain aspect in our life as academia or socialization.

  • Was there any long term impact on you?

Maybe try not to depend 100% on using technology all the time. Take a break!

  • Did going Tech/Literacy free cause you to get more physically active or less? Why?

Yes, definitely. That’s why I chose Saturday to be my Tech Free day because I knew that I will be out all day with friends.

I do not like using my phone a lot when I am around people. Last Saturday I tried doing this, and it was harder than ever. Maybe because I was conscious about the use of it.

  • What did you miss the most while you were going Tech/Literacy free?

I was thinking since when our life is centered around technology that much?

How would our life be without technology? I think our life will be more difficult.

  • What did you miss the least?

Maybe I can say checking email.. maybe because it was a weekend and I don’t want to check it anyway.

  • Overall, what did you think of this experience?

It is a wonderful experience. Made me realized how difficult it is to be consciously tech free!

Made me appreciate more having a slow internet than not having it at all.