Cal Critiques Convenience

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“…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. There’s no school like the old school.


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