Is mindfulness the better opt-out from the attention economy?

Today I finished reading How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell. I didn’t love the book, yet it’s important. So I find myself willing to recommend it nonetheless. Let me explain why. First, why didn’t I enjoy it? The writing style. Odell is an artist. Reading the book, you can tell. […]

Smartphone distraction is also undermining workmanship and service

I saw something terrifying the other day. I was walking home from work. There was a construction crew near my house. They were ripping up the road with a large machine. The machine lurched as it worked. Right behind it, seemingly oblivious, stood a construction worker staring at his smartphone. And it’s not the first […]