Have you ever gone to check your messages on Facebook and found yourself, an hour later, looking at the profile of an old high-school acquaintance’s new boyfriend/ girlfriend? In this digital era distraction has become an epidemic. Tools like calculators, phones, writing programs, and cameras open portals into happening social networks. This has lead to a reactionary movement, in which some individuals are stepping backward and stripping down gadgets. The ‘Hemingwrite,’developed by Adam Leeb and Patrick Paul, is such a device intended to create a simpler distraction-free world.