In the pre-smartphone era we accessed the internet roughly five times per day, in longer chunks.
Today, with smartphones, we’re accessing it 27 times a day.
The funny part about distraction is that it’s a worsening condition.
The more distracted we are, the more likely we are to get distracted.
Some people call switching our attention between things that vie for it “multi-tasking”.
The effect of all of this is that we’re increasingly distracted.
Less and less able to pay attention to anything for what used to be reasonable length of times.