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10 Things I Learned from Mental Detox Week

Iain took part in Adbusters’ Mental Detox Week and now he’s gone ahead and written up what he learned from the experience. Some real nuggets in there, I especially liked what he had to say about the “fractalisation of stuff”: “The web allows you to fractalise everything. I read a few different books. But instead of doing what I’d normally do and keep leaving the book to go and look something up. I made little notes and just kept on reading.”

April 30, 2008