Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits

Excerpt from this article:

Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, decided to downgrade her tech two years ago. It has worked out, with paper and DVDs instead of the latest apps and gizmos.

Same thing with paper calendars; they’re just better. I get irrationally impatient with the slowness with which people tap meetings into their calendars on the phone. It is at least 30 seconds faster to write it in an old-timey agenda…

I am fairly confident that I’m the last DVD subscriber to what was once called Netflix and is now DVD.com, and my queue is maxed to the 500. I don’t subscribe to any streaming services, nor does our television have an antenna set up for network TV. This makes my decision around what to watch really easy: There are only four choices.

 

Advertisements

calendars = the new newsletters?

Vernal equinox

Excerpt from this article:

…it looks like more ~serious~ news orgs are looking at, yes, calendars as the “next great online publishing tool,” according to this Poynter piece .

Two great highlighted examples: The Minneapolis Star Tribune using calendar invites to share timely local election stories, and also, the NYT’s space calendar