“…email and smartphones makes communication with colleagues ubiquitous and trivial. In response, however, non-industrial productivity stagnated. Making business communication more convenient seems to have made people worse at creating valuable things.”
– Cal Newport, in his blog post Tim Wu on the Tyranny of Convenience.
We heartily agree. At Windigo Bay, we like serious and productive conversations; we use email as little as possible, and avoid chat-messaging entirely. Calls and meetings are still the best ways to learn and get things done. In fact, we recently all but dropped our use of iPhones and went over to the beautifully minimalist Nokia 3310.
There’s no school like the old school.
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