How Many Times Do You Look At Your Smartphone Every Day?

Cal Newport – Digital Minimalism – Choosing A Focused Life In A Noisy World

In his new timely and enlightening book, Cal Newport introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are all around us. They’re the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can have fun with friends and family and eat out at restaurants without the obsessive urge to document the experience. Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement and makes a case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. It’s a compelling theory when you stop to think how many times you look at your smartphone every day? In our interview, Cal explains that technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you.

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