I feel you on this Mike. On the other hand there’s something to be said for entertaining ones self when bored instead of relying on “distractions”. When I spend time in my studio I try to cultivate the space this writer is referring to…a place where I entertain myself, where my procrastination can be harnessed. Sure, she’s making technology the whipping boy…but it might be useful to think about cultivating these spaces for free thought outside of the internet and outside of computational networks too.
I know it may feel like stubbing your toe when reading this (if not hyperbolic death) , but there are useful ideas here too. Have you read Barthes essay on Boredom? It’s my favorite essay of his.