Kevin Kelly - Out of Control (1991)
The setup to this is that Kelly has found that while we have the technology to connect everyone to everyone, those who have tried to live in this way have found that the only way to get stuff done is to disconnect.
It’s important to note here that Kelly hangs out with some pretty exceptional folks and much of their work is intellectual production in terms of papers, books and the like. But, Kelly wrote this is 1991, when folks like him were exceptional. Now connecting everyone to everyone is the norm and that level of connection is causing just the problem that Blackstrap is meant to play a small part in solving. We are too distracted to get things done.
In the case of Blackstrap the doing is reading and pondering the content that we indicated that we wanted to spend more time on by saving to read later services.
Disconnection is a key pathway to accomplishment. Let’s start carving out some disconnected space 74 pages at a time.
Disconnection as essential complement to connection.