“Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World” by Cal Newport

Monday, 01 Jul 2019

We are all beset not only by sin but by physical and mental frailties characteristic of life in a fallen world.
It seems that every other week, another think piece or investigative report drops about how much social and personal dislocation Facebook, Twitter, Apple, or Google have caused. From privacy invasions to behavioral addictions, what seemed like promising technologies and harmless baubles have become a source of perennial worry. We—the authors of think pieces, the heads of organizations, the mothers of children—ask ourselves: What manner of beast have we invited into our homes? Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism is a practically minded entry in this ongoing conversation about “new technologies” such as smartphones and ...

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