That Ain’t Smart, That’s Creepy: No Self Control Edition

Another installment of my ongoing series about technology, privacy and smart phones—That Ain’t Smart, That’s Creepy.

This one is just freaking nuts. From an interview with Evgeny Morozov in the Observer.

I have bought myself a type of laptop from which it was very easy to remove the Wi-Fi card – so when I go to a coffee shop or the library I have no way to get online. However, at home I have cable connection. So I bought a safe with a timed combination lock. It is basically the most useful artefact in my life. I lock my phone and my router cable in my safe so I’m completely free from any interruption and I can spend the entire day, weekend or week reading and writing. … To circumvent my safe I have to open a panel with a screwdriver, so I have to hide all my screwdrivers in the safe as well. So I would have to leave home to buy a screwdriver – the time and cost of doing this is what stops me.

Via {nicholas carr}.