Sunday, October 19, 2014

Trying to Live in the Moment (and Not on the Phone) - NYTimes.com

Sign of the times; tangentially, see To Siri, With Love: How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri (NYT)

"I also downloaded an application called Checky, created by Alex Tew and a team in San Francisco. Checky, which keeps tabs on the number of times your phone is opened each day, has had almost a quarter of a million downloads in a few weeks, Mr. Tew said. The application is free, like his company’s other flagship product, Calm.com, a site that promotes relaxation. The company also offers meditation seminars and classes aimed at people looking to de-stress and de-connect. “There’s an irony in using a smartphone app to check how often you check your smartphone,” Mr. Tew said. “But it brings your attention to your usage, and that alone can help you make changes.”"
Trying to Live in the Moment (and Not on the Phone) - NYTimes.com
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