The Extinction of Downtime

Tue, Mar 6, 2012


Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky) has written a fantastic article over at the99percent.com that will (hopefully) cause us all to take pause – step back from our days filled-to-the-brim with every connected medium imaginable – and let our minds breathe a little. He concludes by offering some suggestions for finding that “sacred space” once again.

Here’s a short excerpt:

Interruption-free space is sacred. Yet, in the digital era we live in, we are losing hold of the few sacred spaces that remain untouched by email, the internet, people, and other forms of distraction. Our cars now have mobile phone integration and a thousand satellite radio stations. When walking from one place to another, we have our devices streaming data from dozens of sources. Even at our bedside, we now have our iPads with heaps of digital apps and the world’s information at our fingertips.

Read the full article.

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