What the Attention Economy Does to Workers—and How It Drives America Insane

Two new books argue that the attention economy is unsustainable—for people, and for the planet.According to labor historian E.P. Thompson, pre-industrial societies measured time by task and season. “In Madagascar time might be measured by ‘a rice-cooking’ (about half an hour) or ‘the frying of a locust’ (a moment),” Thompson writes. In 15th-century England, people…

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