Schlagwort-Archiv: Konzentration

Vorablenksung.

I think my students are being entirely rational when they “distract” themselves in my class with their phones. They understand the world they are being prepared to enter much better than I do. In that world, I’m the distraction, not their phones or their social-media profiles or their networking. Yet for what I’m supposed to be doing — educating and cultivating young hearts and minds — the consequences are pretty dark.

Ron Srigley: I asked my students to turn in their cell phones and write about living without them.

Wordie Maker.

Dear Microsoft, why the hell did you think animating the cursor in Word would be a good idea?!

Literal fail.

Fail of the week: failing the wrong student.

Fernsweh.

There was a lull while Hackworth and Finkle-McGraw watched the little scenes; one of the hazards of living in a world filled with mediatrons was that conversations were always being interrupted in this way, and that explained why Atlantans tried to keep mediatronic commodities to a minimum.

Neal Stephenson: The Diamond Age

Makenager Problem.

When you're operating on the maker's schedule, meetings are a disaster.

Paul Graham: Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

Eigentum verpflichtet.

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.

European Commission - Press release IP/17/1784 (Brussels, 27 June 2017)

Disconnecttention.

If I tell people I went offline for a month, it’s like telling them I set up camp on Mars. It hints of apostasy, paganism. Tribes seem to find pleasure in knowing all members suffer equally. But, really, is the situation so dire that we can’t wrangle a little more control? We’ve opted into this baffling baseline of infinite information suck, always-availability. Nobody held a gun to our head. We put our own mouths on the spigot every single day.

Craig Mod: How I Got My Attention Back

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