Productivity is leveling off. I find electronic systems to be less efficient at many tasks. Every bill payment system is another set of tedious login credentials, and even medical records are worse. Email chain conversations with zillions of CCs take ten times the effort of a telephone conversation, and we have an entire generation with no internalized knowledge of filing systems and a disdain for certain types of work necessary to maintain them.

If you sit in front of a computer all day, maybe it’s worth the investment of time to learn how it works. Then again, we can’t even fix our own cars anymore.

Just because we can