Software — not a better lens — is where the real innovation is happening

At this point, nobody needs to tell you that your smartphone is a pretty great camera. That is, as long as you don’t look too closely at those pixels. Once you zoom in on your phone’s screen, give the photo a crop, or make a large physical print of your…


My Mac often looks more like a shelter of neglected apps than it does a place to get work done.

Whenever my workload feels so overwhelming I might reach my breaking point, usually about once a month, I go on an app binge. …


I don’t often feel the need to apologize for my ADHD. It’s something I was born with, and it’s as much a part of me as my brown hair or my relentless hatred of crunchy peanut butter.

But it’s hard not to feel guilty for a condition that makes a…


I’ve been in the workplace long enough to know that organization is crucial to my success. I’ve also lived with myself long enough to know that ADHD can and will do everything in its power to counter this necessity.

When it succeeds, I’m left inside a maze of things that…


Getting work done often feels like an uphill battle I’m destined to lose. My brain can’t seem to differentiate between the work in front of me and my surroundings, so it constantly screams “no THIS is the important thing you need to look at RIGHT. NOW.” every time it’s made…


It’s safe to assume most of us wouldn’t run full-speed into a swarm of bees. Yet that’s exactly the feeling that comes from seeing a flood of notifications every time we check our phones.

In the same way that bees would all swarm towards us if we dove into them…


I spend more time questioning my intelligence than I care to admit.

Though there are many reasons I can justify this self-doubt to myself, I find myself in a constant battle with what I call the Research Rabbit Hole. At least once a week I find an interesting topic, ranging…


I spend most of my working day on my feet. This is great because I get restless, but it means I’m not always able to quickly jot things down or get to things that need immediate attention. …


One of the perks of ADHD is that when your mind is always running at a seemingly unstoppable rate you’re bound to come up with some great ideas. Unfortunately, the rate at which you tend to forget those ideas is often even faster. This has caused me to lose ideas…


Getting work done starts with the device we use the most. In my case, and for many others, that’s our phone. It gives us access to an entire world of information and tools that are always within our reach.

Since we spend so much time with our phones it benefits…

Jordan McMahon

Journalist • Photographer • millennial with vague aspirations • @TypingPixels everywhere • jordanmcmahon.com

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