I'm currently sipping a coffee at my favorite coffee shop while writing this. I realize it's the first time I'm taking my Thinkpad out too. Now that's a noteworthy event. While the place has wifi (which place doesn't nowadays?), I'm not using it. And that's cool. There are so many things that can be done while offline. I can write a page for my site, as I currently am, for example. I don't need to worry about asking what the wifi code is, nor do I have to worry about how fast it is. I can't check my emails or consume so much content, besides the content that's within my computer. It removes a lot of the entertainment bits of computing and turns the device more into a tool in my case. A little like if I had a piece of paper in front of me. And that's the beauty of it. When you remove distractions you're left with what you're doing. It helps thinking deeper, getting into this almost meditative state. Not much is going to yank you away. At least, not much from what's happening on screen. I'm enjoying this offline experience a lot. I think I'd really enjoy taking a trip at some point and limit my internet consumption. My brain's been so used to slack messages from work coming left front and center that I'd see it as a digital detox in a way.