Digital minimalism offers a way to rethink and reshape your relationship with technology to serve your values in the noisy digital age. Newport argues that we should consider that our attachment to our devices, websites, and apps aren’t necessarily serving our interests and distracting us from moving forward with our passions. He also argues that technology is no substitute for time spent with other people, with our communities and with ourselves. Taking time away from our technology can help us understand what we really need to improve our well-being, and we can move forward with more confidence in our digital presence.
About the Author
Cal Newport is an author and computer science professor at Georgetown University. He has written six self-improvement books including Deep Work (2016), So Good They Can’t Ignore You (2012), and How to Win at College (2005). He’s been writing the Study Hacks blog since 2007 where he developed his ideas for deep work and digital minimalism. He holds a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in computer science.