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Louis CK Explains Why He's Quit the Internet

Louis CK has a long, complex and hilarious history of interacting with modern technology. But now he’s decided to quit the internet.

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In an interview with Conan O’Brien, he explained that he’s “grown up” and realized that his constant staring at a phone was straining his familial relationships. So he had his daughter impose a parental lock on the internet for all his devices, and now he hasn’t looked at the web for over a month.

How’s it going? He has to ask people questions, which he says is “fun.” He’s read Pride and Prejudice, which is “good.” And his 10-year-old daughter is proud of him for cutting himself free of the internet.

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Which all sounds pretty great. But the big question is: Fancy trying it yourself?

[Team Coco]

Contributing Editor at Gizmodo. An ex-engineer writing about science and technology.

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The internet is just a tool. If it's interfering with your family life, then the problem is with you and how you're using it, not with the internet.