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Computers are still pretty bad. You’re just messing around. You’re scrolling on your touchscreen phone, and trying to find stuff. The actual amount of knowledge you get out of your computer versus the amount of time you spend with it is still pretty bad.

Larry Page
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Frank Chimero – No New Tools

Consider making a program for people, not a program for a computer. I don’t want a new app to help me do work; I want different ways to think about work so I can get more done.

No more digital distractions.

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It “refers all facts to the irreducible and final element of human life — time.“ - Walter Polakov On the creation of the original, pen and paper progress bar. Imagine how antsy we’d get without the computerized version today.
It “refers all facts to the irreducible and final element of human life — time.“ – Walter Polakov On the creation of the original, pen and paper progress bar. Imagine how antsy we’d get without the computerized version today.
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Wikipedia vs. the Small Screen

Only 20 percent of the readership of the English-language Wikipedia comes via mobile devices, a figure substantially lower than the percentage of mobile traffic for other media sites, many of which approach 50 percent. And the shift to mobile editing has lagged even more.

The concern in the Wikipedia movement and among people who study it is that smartphones and tablets are designed for “consumer behavior” rather than “creative behavior.” In other words, mobile users are much more likely to read a Wikipedia article than improve it.

It’s more difficult to edit on a smaller screen but not impossible. That’s what apps are for. That’s what blank screens are for, to inspire creativity.

I’ve been doing more and more on my Smartphone and I expect it to be just as optimal as a desktop. But do they?

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For a Better Memory, Hit ‘Delete’

Even with a second brain, we’re overloaded. At the end of the day, creativity > less memory.  

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You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away. The ability to just sit there … that’s being a person.

Louis CK