The Benefits of Distraction and Overstimulation -- New York Magazine
Twitter, Adderall, lifehacking, mindful jogging, power browsing, Obama’s BlackBerry, and the benefits of overstimulation.
In Defense of Distraction
If I didn't write this sentence, most of my friends who started to read this article would quickly lose focus and start scanning it.Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Experiments in delinkification
The gist: Links are distracting, so what if we tried putting them off till the end of each post?
read this too, this is the man who said the thing I was interested in the other week . LInk from Scripting News
delinkificationOn Distraction by Alain de Botton, City Journal Spring 2010
i agree 100% on the following One of the more embarrassing and self-indulgent challenges of our time is the task of relearning how to concentrate. The past decade has seen an unparalleled assault on our capacity to fix our minds steadily on anything. To sit still and think, without succumbing to an anxious reach for a machine, has become almost impossible.
A brief post by Alain de Botton about fasting from cultural consumption.
... @ City Journal. "Our minds, no less than our bodies, require periods of fasting."
Curiously, boldly short comment on distraction: "The need to diet, which we know so well in relation to food, and which runs so contrary to our natural impulses, should be brought to bear on what we now have to relearn in relation to knowledge, people, and ideas. Our minds, no less than our bodies, require periods of fasting."
The obsession with current events is relentless. Our minds need to go on a diet - by Alain de Botton
@ale_benevides Yes, we probably need to go on a "diet" and change our relation to knowledge, people, and ideas http://ow.ly/1ZjzcMonitor: Stay on target | The Economist
Computing: Software that disables bits of your computer to make you more productive sounds daft, but may help keep distractions at bay
Stay on target: Software that disables bits of your computer to make you more productive. http://bit.ly/bK4SIq
Column - block web access to increase productivity