Do You Ever Dream of a Digital Dead Zone, With Email Uncheckable and Social Media Unread?

From a Washington Post Voices Across America story by Stephen Kurczy headlined “Even in the federal “Quiet Zone,’ the digital din hijacks people’s brains”:

Do you ever dream of a digital dead zone, with email uncheckable, social media unread, personal data unsold?

I’m not talking about an area with spotty cell service or a friend’s house where you don’t know the WiFi password. I mean somewhere disconnected not by accident but on purpose.

I thought I had found it five years ago when I visited the National Radio Quiet Zone, established in 1958 to protect the United States’ first federal radio astronomy observatory, in Green Bank, W.Va.