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Notifications were stressing me out before it was cool

File under the "go figure" category:

I found this old blog post from July 2008 only a couple of weeks after getting my first iPhone:

wake up, check phone
“oh, no new mail”
shower. check phone
“9 new emails!?! WTF?!”
(only 3 were spam)

It's stunning how jarring that felt back in the day vs how normal it feels now.

PS. I found out about this old post via a WordPress plugin I wrote that surfaces old posts (as a dashboard and/or site widget):

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