|Technology is a strange beast. Whilst we chase it in the name of efficiency and productivity gains (Thesaurus Alert!), does it really reduce our workload?
Through one generation we’ve graduated from traditional Filing to Email, and now from Email to Messaging Integrations (what some kids call Slack).
One can’t help but notice that every technological upgrade brings with it a corresponding dilution in “weight”.
“So what if you missed one point, just hit Reply on the same Email thread and clarify!?”
“Oops, sorry for the typo. Re-sending another draft.”
Such casualness was perhaps not an option in the Filing era. We thought much more before putting our pen to…well…paper. We communicated less, but perhaps more meaningfully. Sigh.
Before you cry luddite, read this brief Editorial which came in The Indian Express this week.
Moving on to Today’s End Of Day Wrap Up: