reject squirrel time, embrace slug time
I’m enjoying SubStack for that reason. It forces a slowing of my pace that I don’t find many other places online.
Nicholas Cart’s book The Shallows was my first foray into exploring this concept several years ago, and it really informed my decision to step back from social media and online spaces pretty dramatically. I am still engaging, but I can tell when I ignore my self-imposed limits I am so much worse off in every way. Interesting subject!
I love reading your stuff Jesse! If I can make a small suggestion that would increase the value even more for me... It would be so nice to have a little list at the end of the sources all in one place. So if I want to come back and do a deeper dive I know where to go. (Bc scanning/skimming is hard for my brain!)
Could you explain more about the harms of the argument “technology creates ADHD”. Technology is a part of culture and influences the way we relate to the world, right? In young children it can change the trajectory of their neurological development, creating compounding issues over time. If the expectation of, and addiction to, never ending stimuli causes a dissociative experience why is it harmful to say technology creates ADHD?
I recently finished Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman which relates to some of what you say here
Have you seen this whole journal issue devoted to “time tricking”?? (Would love a TLDR lol, I can’t access it other than the intro.) https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/cja/34/1/cja.34.issue-1.xml
I found it linked in this article which was linked in a Sophie strand class I recently took https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-how-the-pandemic-has-changed-our-perception-of-time-139240