It’s an essay about “contracts” — and I don’t mean the formal things we sign upon joining a company or getting a divorce, but the more implicit contracts we enter into with a piece of media, software, or an application. Contracts can become proxies for thinking about “media accounting:” What we gain or lose by engaging with different media and mediums. Consider this missive a little bit of Media Accounting 101.
It is about the agreements we make that we may not always be aware that we are making. This is another interesting examination about being.
Central to this discussion is attention and in particular James Clear’s book Atomic Habits.