Purposeful computing is an approach to improving the focus and efficiency of interaction with digital devices. Every time you use a computer, do the following:
- Write down the task, and the starting time
- Do the task, and only the task
- Write down the ending time
The idea of purposeful computing is to increase awareness of what you are doing, and its purpose. I am going to try this out over the coming months.
How in practice ?
Simple: a text file. The first thing I see when I open the computer, and last thing I see when I close it. One line for each time I use the computer:
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