The internet has become so pervasive in everyday life, sometimes we don’t even think about the fact that we are using it. And since it’s loaded with so many distractions, it can be hard to find a reason to unplug. But that’s exactly what The Disconnect has to offer – this web-based magazine is only accessible with your Wi-Fi turned off.
It’s a novelty, to be sure, but a welcome one – because this literary publication forces us not only to think about the invasiveness of the internet, but it also affords the opportunity to take a few minutes to focus on something other than news, likes, emails, notifications, etc. And that’s only bolstered by the content within its pages: a collection of entertaining commentaries, fiction, and poetry that ranges from short-form science-fiction, to a meditation on the handwritten word, to a simple mission statement from the editor. Whether you want to take a moment to rally against The Internet of Things or you just need to decompress from connective overload, you could do a lot worse than this unique and poignant periodical. Besides, it’s totally free.