Also called a sabbatical year, the last segment of a seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah and observed in contemporary Judaism. The Sabbath year represents a large-scale temporary preparation for and anticipation of disruption, an anti-“just-in-time” productivity. Extended by the New Models podcast to consider planned temporary internet outages or downgrades to 3G as a mode of resiliency.
Carly Busta: I honestly think that the whole media world should be furloughed every August or go on a forced vacation Sabbath year, no Sabbath month.
Daniel Keller: Europeans do that!
CB: They do do that! And maybe that’s why Europeans have better mental health? I don't think that's true. But I do think the whole media world should just be like media furloughed for a month and be kicked down to like one bar of 3G for a couple of weeks. Because it's so amazing how very different the context of like, you're not just in this remote area, because ultimately, it's not like that remote. But informationally it's another country.
LIL INTERNET: I mean, even more interesting to me was that sort of temporal effect of being in a place with 2500 year old ruins, and with the daily news cycle not even reaching me, for a week, two weeks at a time.