Now I agree with most of the premises of the minimalists — that technology scrambles our brains and attention, that the decrease of long-form reading, writing and thinking is a real loss and that indeed to get stuff done we need to unplug sometimes — and even some of their techniques. My gripe is with the way they sell it as a way of life. It’s much more valuable as a periodic phase of life.

Vivek Haldar: Minimalism is not a viable intellectual strategy