“Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it.” – Max Frisch
Just Stop. Really. You’ll Be Happier
Opting for Greater Value
“We’d all be much better off simplifying our technological footprints and consolidating our trust in the few services that provide us the greatest value with the fewest unintended side effects. In the end, I’m not afraid to admit it. I’m a quitter.” – Ryan Block
“I recently just disabled/deleted most of my public online presence as well for much the same reason. Privacy was a concern, but really it came down to the net benefit of having these accounts in my life….That said, it does leave me looking at my smart phone and wondering what the hell to do with it.”
Even VCs are Noticing.
“There’s some magic peace that comes over me when I’m not constantly looking at my iPhone. I really noticed it after two weeks of not doing it. After a few days of withdrawal, the calm appears. My brain is no longer jangly, the dopamine effect of “hey – another email, another tweet” goes away, and I actually am much faster at processing whatever I’ve got on a 27″ screen than on a little tiny thing that my v47 eyes are struggling to read.” – Brad Feld
Finding Yourself Disconnected @ JSConf EU 2012
“The single most valuable resource I have is uninterrupted thought.”
“I’m going to say “no” a hell of a lot more in my life than I ever have, in order that I can put more energy into an increasingly curated set.
That is much harder for me than quitting Twitter for a month—or even quitting Twitter entirely.” – Adam Brault