“At work, time is money (never question that). Outside of work, the exact opposite seems to be true (that time is anti-money). The accuracy of this statement, obviously, comes down to spending habits.“
Ultimately, supremacy over the tool comes down to whether or not you have notifications turned on.
I’d say it is smart to consider why you’d want to be at least partly submissive: the primary value of automated notification is speed-to-outcome regarding the information.
That in turn forces the consideration of the desire to obtain the outcome. Must everything be carried? That is to say: notifications have time-cost weight, and not all information is worth the carried effort.
So it’s like: “Babe, what’s your Notifications-policy? I’m all outta digital whack and gotta clean up this screenplace.”
The proper way to ask the question is “Witch came first: Chicken or the Egg?” then she decides what she’ll have.
When we were kids, we used to dig holes to China through the sandbox. Obviously we didn’t get very far. But these days we can literally communicate to China or anywhere else around the Planet at high-fidelity: instantly. I just find that dazzling: I mean wow. Thirtyish years and that happened.
© 2019 Jens J. Sørensen