The cost of distracting technologies is often overlooked

When defending their use of distracting technology, people always bring up some of the benefits that these services bring them (entertainment, keeping up with others). However, what they ignore is the cost of having these technologies in their lives in the first place.

Cal Newport argues in Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldBook - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

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author: Cal Newport
title: Deep Work: rules for focused success in a distracted world




that we should switch from a "Some Benefit" approach to a "Cost-Benefit" analysis, where we compare the Benefit we get to the price we pay for using these technologies.

Because using these platforms costs our attention, we should always ask ourselves: Is this the best use of this limited resource right now.