Smartphones like cigarettes#
GQ Magazine published an interview with Cal Newport, leading up to his new book Digital Minimalism, due out any day now. As usual, Cal says a lot of thoughtful things, but this in particular gave me pause:
“You’re gonna look at allowing a 13-year-old to have a smartphone the same way that you would look at allowing your 13-year-old to smoke a cigarette.”
I suspect it is because I have my very own thirteen-year-old with a smartphone here in my household. Ouch.