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Digital minimalism

Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Paperback Engels 2019 9780525542872
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In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.

Digital minimalists are all around us.

They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience.

They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction.

Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work.

What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions.

Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a thirty-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control.

Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad.

The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.


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Over Cal Newport

Cal Newport is een jonge professor aan de universiteit van Georgetown. Door zelf diep werk toe te passen weet hij naast zijn veeleisende baan en een druk gezinsleven met uitzonderlijke regelmaat wetenschappelijke artikelen te publiceren. Hij schreef diverse boeken, waaronder de bestseller So Good They Can’t Ignore you en How to Become a Straight A Student.

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Part 1: Foundations
1. A lopsided arms race
2. Digital minimalism
3. The digital declutter

Part 2: Practices
4. Spend the time alone
5. Don't click 'Like'
6. Reclaim leisure
7. Join the attention resistance



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