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Sawubona everyone :) This week I'm delivering to you on a screen while preaching why you should get
 

Drew's Letter

September 22 · Issue #65 · View online
The latest things I've dug into including books, quotes, songs, gadgets and other things I've found interesting.

Sawubona everyone :)

This week I’m delivering to you on a screen while preaching why you should get off the damn screen!

The Social Dilemma- this film has gone viral on Netflix and is worth a watch. From the film’s website, the dilemma is that…Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives. It reminds me of something I heard in a speech from Sam Altman at a hackathon some years ago (my paraphrasing) 📺
Quote- technology creates great wealth, while increasing wealth inequality. 🤑🤢
If you don’t want to watch, this article from Tristan Harris (one of the film’s main people) discusses most of the same topics- How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Magician and Google Design Ethicist 🎩
If you’ve known me for a while you may remember that I left social media for years. I still think it’s a great idea for most people. The irony of FOMO is that the fear of missing out on what’s happening online causes you to miss what’s happening in real life.
After coming back, my new intent is to use it as a creation based tool rather than a consumption based tool, but I get sucked in more often than I’d like. I find it hard to throttle usage effectively. It’s usually pedal to the metal or nothing. Sometimes the best kind of turkey is Cold Turkey. 🦃
If you want tools- DK The Human has built a portfolio of them to help you spend your time well. DK is a tech worker with an understanding of mindfulness and is scratching his own itch. Rather than a one size fits all approach, he has made a number of widget to tackle the problem. 🛠

Be well,
Drew

FOMO is now it's own word and has escaped acronymity! Apparently "acronymity" isn't one but it should be. 😜
FOMO is now it's own word and has escaped acronymity! Apparently "acronymity" isn't one but it should be. 😜
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