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.
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