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My Computer’s Dying Battery Helps Me Write Better

It lasts only two hours, so I gotta work quickly

Closeup of a MacOS battery icon at a very low level, with the small fraction left colored red

Like all writers, I procrastinate constantly.

As I’ve written before, procrastination generally stems from fear: In this case, fear that I won’t be able to finish a piece — that I’ll get stuck on a problem and never figure it out. So it feels safer to simply never start…

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Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

I write 3X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”. @pomeranian on Twitter, clive@clivethompson.net