Well, this is it...the conclusion of this blog. If you have just started reading, I encourage you to also read some of the older posts - the pre-project posts starting back in December 2006.
Thank you for reading and all your comments. Cheri, Denise, Karen, Teri, Deborah, Tomasina...and many more...thanks for posting comments regularly. They were very helpful and brought out some really interesting points.
I must admit...I am not sad about ending the blog. Although I think it served its purpose as a wonderful format for sharing ideas with a wide and diverse audience, it is yet another item on the technology "to do" list which I can now remove. I'm ready to spend that "blogging" time (when, exactly, did "blogging" become a verb anyway?) reading or practicing the piano...as in the good old project days.
My parting words: If this project has been intriguing to you, give it a try. You don't have to do the whole pre-1950s deal - just give up the cell phone or television for a week and see how you feel. You may really miss these things and have a new appreciation for there use...or you may not miss them at all. Either way, your perception of technology will change - and that's a good thing.
What now? I'm not sure. In the short term, I am going to wrap up the documentary about the project and graduate at the end of April. I think my energies this summer will be spent trying to figure out where to go from here with the project...the only thing I know for sure is that in some form I will continue to investigate the impact of technology on our lives.
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