Marie Kondo’s new Netflix series Tidying Up is such a hit that thrift stores nationwide are overwhelmed
with donations. She’s sparked a moment of reflection on our relationship with our stuff. No such moment has arrived for our digital clutter, despite a far more urgent crisis. We are awash in a digital sea
of notifications, feeds, tasks, and screens engineered to hijack our attention. Cal Newport suggests a 30-day digital detox in his new book
. The chances of that are slim. Ripping away the devices, even temporarily, is much, much more challenging than tossing out some old clothes.