July 3, 2006  ·  Lessig

Since my kid was born, we’ve tried to have a month alone off the grid. That starts this year in 6 hours. I have not asked anyone to guest blog while I’m gone, so this space will be quiet. There are a couple times when I might make a surprise return (they’re all preprogrammed). But my apologies for the silence otherwise. This year has been an especially burdensome year. We really need this time alone.

  • http://b Paul M

    Congratulations on the kid and taking time off. This is a actually a very sensible blog as kids should always come first. Thank you for a great website and blog and enjoy the time off.

  • Anon.

    So does “off the grid” mean “no telecommunications,” or does it go so far as to include “no electricity,” or even “no newspapers”?

  • three blind mice

    when it comes to family, professor lessig “gets it.”

    enjoy a well-earned break with your wife and son, professor.

  • http://www.digitization101.com Jill Hurst-Wahl

    You will be missed. However, you are setting a great example.

  • http://moderndragons.blogspot.com Mike Johnson

    Take care and good luck with recharging.

  • Thien

    I think we all need time off the grid, kid or no kid. But bests to you and your family.

  • anonymous

    you are pretty much “off the grid” anyway, it’s not like you’re huey p. newton!!!

  • anonymous

    you are pretty much “off the grid” anyway, it’s not like you’re huey p. newton!!!

  • http://www.ashleybowers.com Ashley

    I think this a great idea to take time off for your family, I wish all people would do the same. Well hope to see you in about 4 weeks and read up what you have been thinking about and your travels, make sure to take some pictures.

  • http://www.google.com Paul

    Glad to know about it.

  • Karla

    Larry – I was so glad to read that you are taking time off to be “just” a Dad. Years ago, when I had to work some mandatory overtime (an evil like no other) my son, who was 7 at the time, gave it to me straight: “Mom, you can work and work, but you can never buy back your life.” Rather sage advice from one so young. I hope he remembers it!
    Karla from Loyalsock