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The Lost Satisfactions of Manual Competence – Cal Newport

Cal Newport:

Instead of manifesting ourselves concretely in the world, we endlessly pass digital messages back and forth, taking breaks only to talk to each other about these messages over cramped video conference screens.

There’s something uniquely misery-making about days spent in a Makework Matrix of ceaseless digital communication that doesn’t seem to generate much beyond additional digital communication — we’re simply not wired for this as a species.

There was a lot of vigorous head-nodding going on while reading this. Makework Matrix is a new term to me and I love it.

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