Working while your phone is around May impact the quality of your work

Even in a drawer. Even face down. It continues to drain our brain power down.

The tough thing is it’s no longer just cell phones that we can be contacted through, but the principle remains: being always connected is having significant impacts on daily life, and often in less-than-useful ways.

Nicholas Carr’s excellent book “The Shallows” goes into this pretty deeply, highly recommended read.