I have an Amazon Prime membership. I’m trying to take full advantage of it. I also have a Kindle, which I find difficult to read from. Truth be told, I wonder how useful any of this stuff is. And how much Amazon has stored about me, my life, values, tastes, and preferences. I have a paranoid fear that Jeff Bezos wants to rule the World. And if i don’t fit in, Bezos will have me killed, if I’m not dead after a suitable time interval. All because I buy stuff from Amazon, but not everything I want or need.

Call me crazy. But I’m like an addict at this point. Anybody else want out of the digital world? I realize now it is an “all or none” proposition. The name is control. Where can we “dropouts” go to survive, even thrive, without making these diabolical bargains?