Back to the Future: From the Four Basics of Personal Productivity to the Current State of Productivity

Back to the Future: From the Four Basics of Personal Productivity to the Current State of Productivity

Some of us of a certain age were introduced to digital technology with four basics of personal productivity at the fore—calendar, tasks, contacts and notes. Today, the calendar seems to be the remaining function that presents prominently on any new smartphone or tablet that you might purchase. Why is that the current state of productivity? And, what can you do to go back to the future with making sure your mobile technology serves you, and not the other way around?

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Art Gelwicks

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PalmOS

Apple iOS parental controls

Google Family Link

Google OnHub router (since this recording, Ray has moved entirely to Google WiFi)

Driving mode on Apple iOS

Driving mode on Android (Pixel)Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

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