digital cleanse

(名詞) 數位淨化:在某段時間內不使用或僅最低限度地使用數位科技產品。

這片語顯然是仿效 digital divide (數位落差) 所創造的。在這兩個片語中,divide 和 cleanse 均為名詞。就 divide 而言,雖然這個字通常用作動詞,但也可當名詞用,意為「(重大) 分歧;分水嶺」;至於 cleanse,截至目前僅能當動詞用,但在此卻前所未見地被用作名詞 -- 一般通常是以其動名詞 cleansing 來當名詞用,如 ethnic cleansing (種族淨化)。

Mention to anyone with computer savvy that your laptop has somehow gotten slower over recent months and they’ll ask you the same thing: have you defragmented your hard drive? Defragmenting works by taking small slivers of information stored in …

That’s where the one week digital cleanse comes in. I’ll be defragmenting my mental and psychological hard drive during the first seven days of the new year, and I invite you all to participate.
—One Forty Plus blog, " The One Week Digital Cleanse," The Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2009