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Turn off notifications!

If you can’t see the video above, “The design tricks that get you hooked on your phone,” click here.

My cell phone is so less intrusive now that I’ve muted most of the notifications (phone and messages are still on for obvious reasons). It’s difficult to comprehend how a little red number or how a “badge” or how a buzz can so disrupt your day.

Effectively neutering my iPhone it’s become all the more useful to me, for I’m not whittling away the hours responding to notifications. Should smartphone/tablet manufacturers disable the disabling of notifications, I may have to find a flip-phone or something like it.

Now, my typewriter doesn’t annoy me with notifications. Rather, it sits there mute and abject until my fingers clamor upon the keys. Words, not alerts, are my business.

© 2018, Mark Adams. All rights reserved.

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  • Bill M May 4, 2018, 11:03 pm

    Ha! I love the video. Most people fall for the propaganda of needing a phone and being on it all the time. I’ll take my old flip phone any day. Yes, I do have a ‘smart’ pocket computer with a screen, camera, and VIOP, but I use it almost like my flip phone except when I’m working due to needing to text others at work. I can use the flip phone but my G5 is faster. I do like the camera. Did my last typecast with nothing but images taken with my G5. The only time I was that ‘important’ that I needed constant comms was when I was in the F.D. and E.M.S. Then I used a radio.

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