Last week, I posted a piece on the “self-quantification” movement, which seeks to use technology and data analysis to improve the quality of one’s life. And now, Slate‘s Evgeny Morozov has posted an article on “lifehacking” that questions whether or not it makes us better and more efficient, or if it just makes us work more. Or, as Morozov puts it, “Is there anything more self-defeating than using technology to free up your time—so that you can learn how to do an even better job at it?”
ELSEWHERE: Hacking Your Life Just Leads To More Work
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Jason Morehead lives in the lovely state of Nebraska with his wife, three children, zero pets, and a large collection of CDs, DVDs, books, and video games. He's a fan of Arcade Fire and Arvo Pärt, Jackie Chan and Andrei Tarkovsky, "Doctor Who" and "Community," and C.S. Lewis and Haruki Murakami. He's also a web development geek, which pays the bills — and buys new music and movies. Twitter: @jasonopus. Web: http://opus.fm.