Tag Archive for ‘Minimalism’

What’s in Your Pocket? ➝

Dave Caolo shares what he has carried in his pockets throughout the years. He’s been able to pare it down as time goes on, but I’ve long been a proponent of carrying as little as possible. As far back as I can remember, I’ve carried the following with me, everyday:

  • Smartphone in front left pocket — currently an iPhone 6s.
  • Wallet in back right pocket — currently The Mojave Picker’s Wallet by Whipping Post.
  • My car and house keys in front right pocket.
  • A pen in my front right pocket — currently a Zebra F-301 with blue ink.

Aside from the specific brand or model of the items I carry, I don’t expect much of this to change any time soon.

My Year with a Distraction-Free iPhone ➝

Jake Knapp:

My iPhone made me twitchy. I could feel it in my pocket, calling me, like the Ring called Bilbo Baggins. It distracted me from my kids. It distracted me from my wife. It distracted me anytime, anywhere. I just didn’t have the willpower to ignore email and Twitter and Instagram and the whole world wide web. Infinity in my pocket was too much.

He decided to disable and uninstall many of the apps that we iPhone users consider to be essential to our daily lives. I could see myself trying this in 2007, but I know now that I wouldn’t be able to stick with it for as long as Jake has.