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Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
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According to Deloitte's Global Mobile Survey, 63 percent of respondents said they have tried to limit their smartphone usage, but only around half succeeded in cutting back. Cal Newport , author of the new book " Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World " and an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, argues that phone use is getting in the way of too much of our lives. The main complaint he hears? People are losing their autonomy. Newport explains that smartphone addiction is "what a psychologist would call a 'moderate behavioral addiction,' which means if you have it around, you're probably going to use it more than is healthy.
I was talking with Leo Babauta a few weeks ago. The topic of the conversation was his new book, focus. But of course I am not good at focus. Totally eccentric, often over-furnished, but always totally interesting. Minimalism and he moved to San Francisco. I told him that the biggest cultural shift for me from New York City to the farm is the surprise shift to extreme minimalism.