Schlagwort-Archiv: Konzentration

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)


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

Time travel takes time.

I could work at a problem for years, but to wait inactive for twenty-four hours — that is another matter.

H.G. Wells: The Time Machine


Consider that the ability to concentrate without distraction on hard tasks is becoming increasingly valuable in an increasingly complicated economy. Social media weakens this skill because it’s engineered to be addictive. The more you use social media in the way it’s designed to be used — persistently throughout your waking hours — the more your brain learns to crave a quick hit of stimulus at the slightest hint of boredom.

Cal Newport: Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.


software programming is not typing

a friend of Jeffrey Ventrella

Personal Concentration.

Computers are not inherent sources of distraction — they can in fact be powerful engines of focus — but latter-day versions have been designed to be, because attention is the substance which makes the whole consumer internet go.

Clay Shirky: Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away

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