Tools and productivity

All I need in this life of sin... | The Outline:

Achieving nonspecific “productivity” — in other words, getting things done for the hell of it — is highly questionable, and something that we have interrogated at length. But doing things that you want to do because you derive joy from them is wonderful, and the best pieces of technology help facilitate exactly that. The AlphaSmart 3000 is a relic from an era when technology companies made stuff that was intended to perform one or two specific functions — think Palm Pilots, mp3 players, and GPS systems — rather than creating apps that work on phones and tablets, devices which promise to do anything you could want them to, as well as a whole lot of stuff that you don’t.

I don't think the AlphaSmart is for me, but I strongly agree with the sentiment, both in regards to the Cult Of Productivity as well as the value of simple tools.

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