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Clay Shirky on Distraction in Classrooms

https://medium.com/@cshirky/why-i-just-asked-my-students-to-put-their-laptops-away-7f5f7c50f368 Despite these rationales, the practical effects of my decision to allow technology use in class grew worse over time. The level of distraction in my classes seemed to grow, even though it was the same professor and largely the … Continue reading

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Distraction Free Phone

    Aug 21 2014   https://medium.com/@jakek/my-year-with-a-distraction-free-iphone-and-how-to-start-your-own-experiment-6ff74a0e7a50     My year with a distraction-free iPhone (and how to start your own experiment) In 2012, I realized I had a problem. My iPhone made me twitchy. I could feel it in … Continue reading

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Thinking

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/23/tech/innovation/thinking-time/index.html?c=tech Why being a thinker means pocketing your smartphone By Todd Leopold, CNN updated 2:47 PM EDT, Wed October 23, 2013 | Filed under: Innovations There are 28 castings of Auguste Rodin’s famous "The Thinker," a bronze figure originally named … Continue reading

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Newton & Concentration

Was Newton’s concentration abilities because of Asperger’s syndrome? ======== http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Extras/Keynes_Newton.html His peculiar gift was the power of holding continuously in his mind a purely mental problem until he had seen straight through it. I fancy his pre-eminence is due to … Continue reading

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The Joy of Quiet

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/opinion/sunday/the-joy-of-quiet.html?_r=2&pagewanted=print December 29, 2011The Joy of Quiet By PICO IYER ABOUT a year ago, I flew to Singapore to join the writer Malcolm Gladwell, the fashion designer Marc Ecko a… Continue reading

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See more articles on concentration/distractionhttp://cgnotes.posterous.com/tag/distractionThe average person gets distracted every seven minutes and you can’t complete a coherent thought if it takes longer than that. ———http://blog.harjtagga… Continue reading

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Paleo Media Diet

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