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One month in without a smartphone -- growing doubts about the value of technology in general
It's been about a month since I moved away from smartphones. In this entry, I explain the distaste I've developed for screens, my rediscovery of photography, and more.
More developments on my journey away from smartphones — a sudden interest in classical music?
It's been 2-3 weeks now without my smartphone, and I wanted to jot down a few notes on how it's going. This entry is more like an informal journal log about what I'm observing.
Review of Peter Norton's Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving
Peter Norton's Autonorama: The Illusion of High-Tech Driving is a must-read for anyone pursuing autonomous vehicles (AVs) as a solution to the problems of transportation mobility. Norton's main argument is that AVs will worsen rather than help transportation issues.
First experiences in moving away from smartphones
In this post, I describe my first two weeks in living without a smartphone in my pocket. I got a flip phone and figured out how to get the functionality I needed (e.g., an Audible app, texting), how to use the phone again, and more.
My initial rules and reasons for intentional smart phone use
In my last post, I described my awakening about how my smartphone had fragmented my attention span, and I explained my goal to recapture my long-form concentration. This post builds on the previous to explore more specifics about intentional smartphone use.
My awakening moment about how smartphones fragment our attention span
I recently realized that absorbing the constant inflow of information from my smartphone, always readily available in my pocket to capture any free moment of attention, had fragmented my attention span.
Docs as Code (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on Docs as Code.
Inline ads -- updated advertising offerings
I updated my advertising options a bit and am now offering inline ads.
Keynote presentation to STC India 2022 (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post contains a keynote presentation I gave to STC India on March 26, 2022.
Remote work (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on remote work.
Git and GitHub (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on Git and GitHub.
API documentation (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on API documentation.
Every page is page one (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on "every page is page one."
Marcom and tech comm (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on techcomm and marcom.
Scrum (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on Scrum.