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BACK IN THE LOOP

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Am I ever so glad to be back online ( Knock on wood ). I recently ended up spending a month and a half without an internet connection ( The laundromat’s flaky wi-fi doesn’t count ). The phone company, the internet company, and even my landlord, like the stars lining up,  all seemed to have their own unavoidable, irritating systematic malfunctions that prevented me from being able to hook up to the web on schedule.

It makes you realize how much and how quickly one becomes dependant on technology. I can easily go months without caffeine or alcohol, but no internet access for more than a few days, and I start to feel like I’m drowning.

So yeah, I thought this little unplanned update would be a nice follow-up to my “SCREEN-FREE WEEK” article I wrote earlier this year:

[ TV SWARM ]https://technology4democracy.com/2013/04/28/screen-free-week/

So the moral of the story is: Willingly going off the grid for a few days makes for an interesting social experiment. Going off the grid for a few weeks because of a series of idiotic mishaps, well that makes for a very dry, vanilla, type of existence. Call me a techno-snob for saying so, I don’t care.

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NATNOTE: Sorry if this entry ended up sounding a little negative, I’m actually totally psyched and excited to be back online, WOO-HOO!!  :D

INFINITY LOOP

MY NAME IS NATACHA #9, AND I WANT TO RECRUIT YOU!

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Maybe that’s a little direct, but why not? I think the modernization of our electoral system is extremely important, because IF we’re paying for it, We should have a say in it. I’m tired of politicians starting wars, and getting involved in morally questionable international situations in our names,  at our monetary expense, and without any type of approval from us, the electorate. We have the technology for reform, and we can do better.

So yeah, that’s my pitch , these are my beliefs,and  that’s why I want to recruit YOU! And getting recruited now-a-days isn’t about showing up  at some church basement where  you drink cold coffee while planning your next pamphlet-handout session. NO, this is the digital age, and if one is to promote digital democracy one should use the digital tools available. You’ve visited this page a few times, or bookmarked it, or possibly even subscribed to receive email updates, well, congratulations, you’ve been recruited! And if you talk about some of the ideas within this blog to a friend, or have sent an email with a link to it, or simply wrote a comment or clicked on the “like” button, well, thank you, you just did the cyber equivalent handing out pamphlets for the cause. And the movement for digital democracy does indeed require “knights-in-shining-armor-excellent-premium-specimens-of-humanity” such as yourselves as cyber-militants to have a chance at spreading the cause.

But hey, if you  think  that our current politicians and  governments are doing a fine job, well, we want your opinion too. Everyone is welcomed to the debate. One cannot promote democratic reform without being willing to listen to both sides.

So, please consider this text as your digital draft notice, and please react according to the technological method  you see fit. TEN-HUT!!

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