Family To Live For Entire Year With Only 1986 Technology

September 6, 2013


Meet Blair McMillan. Blair McMillan is a man. A man with a sick mustache and mullet and the dream to become a real life Kenny Powers torture his family for the next year by only living with technology from 1986 or earlier. Shhhhhhh -- you hear that? That's the sound of a printing machine stamping his kid's faces on milk cartons after they've run away from home.

Blair and his girlfriend Morgan, 27, are pretending it's 1986.

And they're doing it because their kids - Trey, 5, and Denton, 2 - wouldn't look up from their parents' iPhones and iPads long enough to kick a ball around the backyard.

That's why their house has banned any technology post-1986, the year the couple was born.

No computers, no tablets, no smart phones, no fancy coffee machines, no Internet, no cable, and - from the point of view of many tech-dependent folks - no life.

"We're parenting our kids the same way we were parented for a year just to see what it's like," Blair said.

Oh, so the kids are only 2 and 5. Well that's different, I thought they were older. I guess I should have read the source article before starting to write, but you know what -- I didn't go to college for journalism. I went to college for...actually, why did I go? "To experiment with drugs and women?" Yes! Congratulations, you just earned a bachelor's in Geekologie Writerologie.

Thanks to Marie, who wants to live a whole year with only technology from the future. NOW YOU'RE TALKING.

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