I thought I’d seen it all years after building an intentionally remote distributed company. But the Timeqube is hands down one of my favorite objects to visualize time. We are spatial creatures, and having many different tasks in one physical device (e.g. using a cell phone timer app instead) just doesn’t seem to cut it for cultivating focus without distraction opportunities. I use it as a physical marker to begin a task. I can use it to pace myself in meetings & online keynotes without audible interruptions. I never go over a standup or intro slot. I use it to cut off from interesting computational problems instead of getting sucked into a rabbit hole that ends up digging up some old Frank Ramsey paper. I use it to start a race to do tedious tasks, or to shortcut perfectionism. Context switching can be hard to parse from home, and this helps! It’s probably not the best idea for a meditation timer though.
Jessica Graves, Chief Data Officer, Sefleuria