A lovely short piece from Alain de Botton on how our capacity to concentrate on anything at all has diminished dramatically.

One of the more embarrassing and self-indulgent challenges of our time is the task of relearning how to concentrate. The past decade has seen an unparalleled assault on our capacity to fix our minds steadily on anything.

I’ve become so conscious of this as I continue to read around the subject of web design in particular. Every new development is pitched to give you the impression that it’s vital we all turn our attention to it now. NOW. It’s tiring.

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