Wearable Distractions

For the past couple of months I’ve had a post about wearable technology sitting in a drafts folder, waiting to be edited for the 10th time and published. It was born out of the frustration of spending time with people, constantly being interrupted by the wondrous technology we all surround ourselves with.

Sometimes you struggle to find the right angle on a topic. This piece of writing in particular kept bending towards the “rant” rather than the “insightful” end of the spectrum. Luckily, one day before Apple’s expected announcement of their first wearable device, Josh Clark created a far more interesting article than I could have:

[Wearables] should reinforce connections with the people we love and the places we visit, instead of isolating us under a torrent of data. They should draw us into the world instead of drawing our eyes to a screen.

The entire piece is worth a read.