We need our smartphones, notifications screens and web browsers to be exoskeletons for our minds and interpersonal relationships that put our values, not our impulses, first. People’s time is valuable. And we should protect it with the same rigor as privacy and other digital rights.
…ust as working within constraints can help designers and other creators focus on solving a problem, working within rules of grammar and usage can help make sure you communicate exactly what you mean to say, and not something else that you don’t. For example, the comma, Norris’s star subject, can be critical to clarity.