Low-Tech Essentialism

Professionals embrace gadgets reduced to bare basics in favor of focus

Implications - As consumers become more inundated with digital distractions, many professionals are embracing low-tech alternatives that don't pose the threat of compromising productivity. In what can be considered a natural convergence of the push to "detox digitally" and the desire to stay focused, such products reduce the function of gadgets to the bare minimum as to streamline output. In this way, productivity becomes a value that is championed to the exclusion of all else, including digital access.
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