I'm sorry I've been slow to reply. I used to have a fast turnaround time on messages. Now I don't. I haven't been online as much. By my estimates, I used to spend about eight hours a day on an internet-connected computer. Now I spend two or three. Why? I realized that I could be good, but slow, or fast, but worse. If I wanted fastness, I could sacrifice deep focus or I could sacrifice my non-working hours, and I chose neither. I took the privilege I have, to have the kind of job I have, and I cashed it in for slowness—more slowness than my peers have. But not more slowness than they seem to tolerate from me. I've gotten by so far.
Speaking of designing for quality of life:
“Learning to handle my computer the way one handles a sharp knife” 👨🏻🍳💋
How callous we’ve become to these deadly tools.