Letter from the editor – 50.23

To the amazing ML/LD community, ———- I’m getting more and more curious about the comeback of “dumbphones” and their ability to help people curb their tech addictions. There is an old story (urban legend) about the Nokia product team getting drilled (fired?) and the internal memo “We are standing on a burning platform” as IOS …

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Letter from the editor – 49.23

To the amazing ML/LD community, ———- As the year winds down I’m seeing some great progress in the space of trying to combat the negative effects of excessive device usage. So while the legal battles rage forth the more exciting thing for me is all the messages, apps and events designed to raise awareness and …

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Letter from the editor – 47.23

To the amazing ML/LD community, ———- This weeks edition features a great article/video that gives us the first snapshots of the AI pin. As mentioned in an earlier edition I have this nagging feeling that this is never going to replace the smartphone, rather simply add another layer of tech to our lives. The founders …

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Letter from the editor – 46.23

To the amazing ML/LD community, ———- Another week of big tech in court with some interesting developments in that it appears (for now) that big tech depsite trying to get the lawsuit thrown out may have to answer some pretty curly questions around the techniques they used to addict users. An interesting discussion has also …

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Letter from the editor – 45.23

To the amazing ML/LD community, ———- So you will notice one of the articles in this weeks edition (45.23) is about a study that calls into question whether social media is addictive or not. While I am definitely one of the people that firmly believe in the harm social media is doing it’s important to …

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Letter from the editor – 44.23

To the amazing ML/LD community, ———- This weeks edition starts off with a blog article about the under construction AI pin – essentially a device that interacts with the world around you to reduce your device usage.  This is a really interesting discussion about potentially using tech to “detech” our lives and add a layer …

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Letter from the editor – 43.23

To the amazing ML/LD community, ———- What do pigeons and humans have in common? They both can be manipulated with intermittent reinforcement schedules. So if you’ve ever studied or been interested in psychology most likely you would have heard of B F Skinner, essentially seen as the founder of behaviorism which loosely refutes the idea …

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Letter from the editor – 42.23

To the amazing ML/LD community, In this weeks edition you will see a few news headlines again centred around various communities suing big tech around the addictive nature of social media and the way in which their platforms have been designed. Maybe I’m cynical but the odds are outrageously stacked right now in favour of …

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Letter from the editor – 41.23

To the amazing ML/LD community, With “World Mental Health Day” happening earlier in the week there was a huge amount of noise around the world as to the impact that devices are having on the bodies minds and sould of generations past, present and likely the future. One article that really caught my eye was …

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