When Smartphones Make Us Dumb
In a 2017 interview with The Guardian, software engineer Loren Brichter said "smartphones are useful tools, but they're addictive. Pull-to-refresh is addictive. Twitter is addictive. These are not good things." What makes this quote significant is the knowledge that it was none other than Brichter who invented pull-to-refresh, a feature now ubiquitous among smartphone apps.
Published by NUSci, Northeastern University's science magazine.