October 5, 2014

Fitbit obsession

David Sedaris, writing about Fitbit obsession and picking up litter, among other things, for the New Yorker:

I was travelling myself when I got my Fitbit, and because the tingle feels so good, not just as a sensation but also as a mark of accomplishment, I began pacing the airport rather than doing what I normally do, which is sit in the waiting area, wondering which of the many people around me will die first, and of what. I also started taking the stairs instead of the escalator, and avoiding the moving sidewalk.

I enjoyed this piece, partly because I’ve had an UP24 strapped to my wrist for a couple of weeks. While I’m not as enthralled in the step chasing game as mr. Sedaris, I’ve found other things to reflect over after these weeks. That’s for an essay to come though, for now, be sure to read Sedaris’s piece Stepping Out, it’s a good read.

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