Reducing time with technology
The Watch is the first device that’s encouraged me to spend as little time as possible with it, or with any of the other electronic sinkholes around my office, my home, and in my pockets. It’s the first product that lives in thisworld, offering a small, brief window into the digital one - instead of being a portal that envelopes us, pulling us into another place to be held hostage by our own need for novelty and trivial diversion.
Its attention-getting mechanism is human; a tap on the wrist. Even its entreaties are almost always to stay here. “Stand up”, it says, or “keep moving”. Pay for something, without also checking Twitter. Get directions, without investigating every restaurant between here and there. And then, just in case you didn’t get the point, after a few seconds the screen once again goes dark.
Nice review/report with the Apple Watch from Matt Gemmell.
One interesting positive to come from all the new wearables that have been released - I've gone and turned off almost all notifications on my phone.....