I want my phone to be a tool that creates new possibilities, not something that drains precious time. We trusted the tech companies with our attention as they allowed us to do what we couldn’t do before (like sharing photos with a large group of friends in family). More recently, however, these companies have violated this good-faith understanding by seeking to hijack our attention. In response, I have finally worked to eliminate most of the engineered-to-be-effective distractions and have turned it back into a tool. If you’ve felt like your phone is quietly taking over and dominating your attention, I invite you to take back control by doing what you already know you should do. Your best work only happens when you, not your phone, is in charge.
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