“If staying home with a cold still requires a full day of work or you can’t find a seat at your local coffee shop on a Tuesday afternoon, iPhones are not responsible for ruining your life. The novelty and early popularity of smartphones seem to have distracted America from how quickly its laptops were also dissolving much of the boundary between work and home.”
A piece from pre covid work from home lock downs that makes a point that I read recently and found myself nodding along to. So many attribute the smart phone to be the problem with being always at work, but I agree with Mull here that it's really the laptop that did this to us. The fact that it all happened at the same time means laptops as problematic often gets overlooked.