Distracted? Self Control Now Available as an OS X App | Epicenter from Wired.com

Need to exercise self control over your raging facebook habit? There’s an app for that. At least if you’re a Mac user with OS X there is. Apparently, the same guy that created the brilliant New York Times spoof proclaiming the end of the Iraq War has now put his considerable talents into creating a way for people to figuratively slap their own hands — should those hands be reaching for the cookie jar of cached sites they visit when they should be working. All you have to do is establish a list of sites you need to keep yourself from visiting, set the timer and press the button. Voila! Instant self control. Of course, you can always force quit the program if you decide you just can’t take the pressure of tabling your Twitter or benching your boing boing habit. Still, there is something about the idea of our own machines controlling how we use them and what we use them for that smacks of a certain snarky supercomputer with a three letter name, not to mention a little movie made by the brothers Wachowski just a few years ago. After all, if we can’t control ourselves on the computer, it’s only a matter of time before the computers start to control us. That’s why, when it comes to the Self Control App, I think I’ll take the Red Pill.¬† I do have Vista after all.

5 thoughts on “Distracted? Self Control Now Available as an OS X App | Epicenter from Wired.com

    • Woohoo! Mollie and I made the blog Great pics Rachel. Samuel is just perfect. Can’t wait for more play time for the kids. See you all in July.

    • that you are a terrible busaenssmin. I would never do business with you, because you cant seem to get a dedicated video recording device to make these videos which will get you customers. the iphone is great for taking a video or pictures while you are out and about. But to suggest to use non-pro video equipment in place of a pro to record a video that your livelyhood rests on is just crazy talk.


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