by Cal Newport
Go a month without apps and phones, then bring things back gradually to see what you really need. Use apps only for certain purposes and at certain times. He says he’s not into hacks because they don’t work; you need to really go without, and then go minimalist; but I don’t see how his advice differs from hacks. I don’t think I came away with any new insight. I already use apps only for targeted purposes and particular times. Oh! I did like the metaphor of Facebook and its ilk being like a slot machine – pull the lever, what will I get? How many likes, loves, comments? Cherry, cherry… mule. But that wasn’t even his metaphor; someone said it on 60 Minutes.