Summary of Mindful Tech

How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives

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Mindful Tech book summary
To improve your health, concentration and time management, control your digital media use.


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David M. Levy, a professor and former Silicon Valley technology staffer, shows you how to slow down your digital life and connect mindfully. He presents a series of exercises to help you develop greater awareness of your use of digital media and to cultivate healthier, more productive habits. By observing and paying attention to your mind and body when you use email and other digital applications, you can identify potential triggers of distraction or distress. Levy helps you make appropriate changes and his compelling anecdotes might echo your experiences with email, texting and multitasking. getAbstract recommends Levy’s manual to busy people who seek calmness and better methods for using digital media.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to pay attention to your digital life,
  • How improving your mindfulness can lead to productive changes in your use of digital media and
  • What benefits you may realize from occasionally unplugging.


A Happy Medium
Many people yearn for a happy medium between the “Fast World” of hyperconnectivity and the “Slow World” of contemplation. Today’s digital devices allow you to connect 24/7 across time and distance, but they can become noisy distractions. Only you can decide what deserves...
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About the Author

Professor at the Information School of the University of Washington David M. Levy also wrote Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age.

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    Jie Wang 5 months ago
    #30DaysOfSummaries This summary gives some tactics both theoretically and practically. And it seems to me also complicated to make it happen.
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    Ashish Agarwal 5 months ago
    If digital is only one subset of the human life as a whole, then what would be left of it if all and everything digital is somehow made non-existent? Views, anyone?
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    超 黄 11 months ago

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