What we can learn from the Amish …

 “The Amish and minimites have something important to teach us about selecting what we embrace. I don’t want a lot of devices that add maintenance chores to my life without adding real benefits. I do want to be slow to embrace technology that I can back out of. I don’t want stuff that closes off options to others (like weapons). And I do want the minimum because I’ve learned that I have limited time or attention.”

 –Kevin Kelly, The Technium
http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2009/06/why_technology.php