More than half of the global population uses the internet and owns smartphones. That’s a good thing, right? Not entirely. Cal Newport, author of Deep Work, warns against the negative effects of living overconnected lives on his blog. In the knowledge economy, the ability to do deep work is a superpower, and digital clutter makes that kind of focused, uninterrupted work next to impossible. Just look at the some of the superheroes of the Information Age. J.K Rowling, Steve Jobs, Adam Grant, and even Mark Zuckerberg practice some form of deep work. If you’ve been following us, you probably know by now that we love deep work and follow Cal’s blog. Recently, he’s been writing about a practice he uses to eliminate distraction: digital minimalism.