This weekend, I very tentatively switched from relying on Gmail’s web interface and mobile apps to using Mailbox. (My hatred of change and confidence in my previous system lost out to the appeal of the new and my longtime desire for a well-designed desktop mail app.)
I wouldn’t mention it except that doing so has revealed to me how much I rely on email to manage my life, and how the systems I’ve created have become ingrained in my brain. I feel like I’m literally trying to reprogram myself. It’s weird, to be on the inside of it, feeling like the machine is me.
And I don’t even have a futurewatch!