Some of my friends consider me an "anti-technology extremist" as I also don't watch TV or drive a car. Sigh. This charge is simply untrue. On his blog, Club Orlov, sailor, engineer, and author, Dmitry Orlov recently expressed his own similar sentiments well:
"I haven't repudiated technology at all; I have merely become very careful in selecting it. I do own a cell phone, a laptop, a bicycle and a few other bits of carefully selected technology. ... I didn't move to a cabin ... ; instead, I sold the house and the car, quit the job and went sailing."
For myself, I love my bicycles (all three of them) as well as my tadpole trike and am looking into yet another bike (each has a specialized purpose). I love my Lido 14, Bluesette, of course, and am looking into acquiring another boat (again for a special purpose). My laptop and desktop computers work fine and I see no need for more. And unlike Dmitry, I will be building a sort of "cabin" in a remote place, far from the Technosphere (with a capital T). I don't plan on moving there permanently any time soon, but do look forward to spending substantial amounts of time there in coming years.
I hope that whatever technologies you embrace or eschew, you too will go sailing.
Until next, sweet sailing.