About a year ago, Miller was convinced that the Internet was making him unproductive, and even corrupting his soul.
"My goal, as a technology writer, would be to discover what the Internet had done to me over the years," Miller writes on The Verge. "To understand the internet by studying it 'at a distance.' I wouldn't just become a better human, I would help us all to become better humans. Once we understood the ways in which the internet was corrupting us, we could finally fight back."
So at 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2012, Miller unplugged his Ethernet cable, turned off his Wi-Fi, and replaced his smartphone with a "dumb phone."
Everything was great at first but Miller eventually realized just how wrong he was.