Cal Newport and Techno-materialism

Two new words for me: techno-materialism & techno-humanism

The problem with techno-materialism is that just because a new technology was better than the old, or did something new and interesting, didn’t mean that it made us happier

While he never says it, Newport, is talking about Any Benefit thinking again.

The Any-Benefit Approach to Network Tool Selection: You’re justified in using a network tool if you can identify any possible benefit to its use, or anything you might possibly miss out on if you don’t use it.

Yes it’s ironic I write this from my phone.

Go read the rest of what Newport has to say.

I also have a friend that never left his flip phone. Never sends text messages has a rotary phone and a fax machine. I tease him but I’m also envious of the focus time he can have for any task at hand.

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