As I prepared my breakfast this morning it dawned on me that technology’s obsession with notifications isn’t restricted to devices like the Apple Watch. These days everything needs to tell you when it’s done. Our toaster beeps when it has finished its cycle. So does the dishwasher. And the washing machine. Even my electric toothbrush alerts me to the fact that I’ve been brushing for the optimum amount of time.
It’s only a matter of time before all these notifications get rerouted to Silicon Valley and back to my phone or (if I had one) watch.
It was this realisation that caused me to revisit the notifications on my phone.