Calvin Newport (born June 23, 1982), known as Cal Newport, is an associate professor of computer science (with tenure) at Georgetown University and the author of six self-improvement books. He also writes the Study Hacks blog focused on academic and career success. Newport started the Study Hacks blog, in 2007 where he writes about "how to perform productive, valuable and meaningful work in an increasingly distracted digital age". Newport coined the term "deep work," which refers to studying for focused chunks of time without distractions such as email and social media. In 2017, he began advocating "digital minimalism."
With a whole slew of digital communication tools at our disposal, it’s easy for life to become a never-ending stream of noise. But what if carefully selected technologies could support us instead of enslave us? What if we could converse comfortably with others rather than simply connect to them via social media? Cal Newport holds out hope that we can get our autonomy back and relearn how to live life in the real world and hold face-to-face conversations.
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