The Currency

Digital Dog Collar →

I hate the new Apple Watch. Hate what it will do to conversation, to the pace of the day, to my friends, to myself. I hate that it will enable the things that already make life so incremental, now-based and hyper-connected. That, and make things far worse.

Timothy Egan for the NYT going especially hard on the Apple Watch. The “always connected, always visible” aspect is what I dislike most about wearables. Word on the street is that they make checking your notifications easier and faster. Sitting on your wrist, I assume they also make them pretty hard to ignore. I understand the Taptic Engine is designed to make notifications less obtrusive, but they’re still a nagging call for attention. If the Apple Watch manages to make notifications less annoying — that’ll be the killer feature.

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