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The Distraction Addiction

Reason number one million to leave your phone alone during breaks

Nextgov reports on new research comparing the mental efficacy of breaks with and without phones: Using your phone on break during mentally challenging tasks doesn’t allow your brain

By |2020-04-02T12:31:58-07:00January 15th, 2020|Attention / Distraction, Health / Medicine / Wellness, REST, The Distraction Addiction|Comments Off on Reason number one million to leave your phone alone during breaks

“What people are angry about… is that we no longer feel in control of the technology in our lives”

In my book The Distraction Addiction I talked about how humans have evolved to have incredibly powerful relationships with technologies, starting with hand axes a million years ago,

By |2018-04-12T05:40:47-07:00April 12th, 2018|Attention / Distraction, Contemplative computing, Technology, The Distraction Addiction|Comments Off on “What people are angry about… is that we no longer feel in control of the technology in our lives”

“We know how to use tools; the problem is that our smartphones don’t know how to be good ones.”

Another new article of mine, this time in the Penn Gazette, which happens to be my alumni magazine. I really like the 1970s cybernetic thing going on in

By |2015-03-16T22:37:46-07:00March 16th, 2015|Attention / Distraction, Business and work, Contemplative computing, Media, Technology, The Distraction Addiction|Comments Off on “We know how to use tools; the problem is that our smartphones don’t know how to be good ones.”
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