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    The New York Times Company | Cal Newport | 1/25/19 | 6 min
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    • KentFackenthall
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      1 week ago

      Relevant even more so now than when Cal wrote it in 2019.

    • deephdave
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      10 months ago

      Practically speaking, to be a minimalist smartphone user means that you deploy this device for a small number of features that do things you value (and that the phone does particularly well), and then outside of these activities, put it away. This approach dethrones this gadget from a position of constant companion down to a luxury object, like a fancy bike or a high-end blender, that gives you great pleasure when you use it but doesn’t dominate your entire day.