The Digital Detox Challenge, Winter 2017

The Punkt. Digital Detox Challenge, Winter 2017

The Challenge has been running since the beginning of February, and participants' reports are now starting to come in. The format is different from last year; detoxers were offered a range of options, including 48hrs, seven days, and evenings & weekends for a defined period. Some people used a Punkt. MP 01, others used different brands of basic phones, and a couple of people went totally phone-free.

We've noticed that even though it's only six months or so since the last Challenge, there has been a definite shift in people's attitudes to technology overload - ranging from what we're seeing in the reports as they arrive, to wider discussion on blogs and in the traditional media.

We'll be posting new reports here on a regular basis, so keep checking in.

There are some interesting stories coming through.

A more radical version of the Challenge

A more radical version of the Challenge

Joe Corneli

“How do we interact with technology. Do we use it, or does it use us? What price do we pay for convenience, for seamless living?”   This is the first writing prompt from Punkt....
Who serves who?

Who serves who?

Will Otto

Digital Addict My name is Will. I am 37 years old. I am a father of four, a husband to one, and I am a digital addict. Dealingwithmajorlove / haterelationshipwithtechnology....
I just got Punkt.

I just got Punkt.

Will Otto

What if your phone actually did less? Do you think you could accomplish more (of what really matters)? My kids need technology. Not like you or I need air and water, but like how a crackhead needs...
Why you need to try a Digital Detox

Why you need to try a Digital Detox

Andy Bush

I vividly remember the day I got my first smartphone, I unboxed it on the bus home and marvelled at the touch screen which I genuinely thought was ‘magic’. From the moment it booted up my...
Do you remember the Crackberry?

Do you remember the Crackberry?

Iain Farrell

The notion of a digital detox is growing in popularity. In the less than 10 years since the introduction of the iPhone, we've gone from a planet of smartphone sceptics to fully paid up converts...
Master (your) time

Master (your) time

Loic Gallouedec

Notifications, alerts and reminders have become masters of our time. Gourmands for constant news flow, Prisoners of social media’s whirlwind, Hostages of our smartphones and tablets,...
I wanted to reconnect

I wanted to reconnect

Thomas Schmidt

I had been admiring the Punkt. MP 01 phone for its beauty and simplicity for quite a while, and when I heard about the Digital Detox Challenge I was more than willing to give it a shot. I had tried...
In general, I love technology…

In general, I love technology…

Mark O'Connell

I work in IT and in general I love technology and use it for my job. For many years I was a Blackberry user. The Blackberry was extremely configurable; alerts could be switched on or off, different...
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