C.J. Chilvers on why he switched from digital tools back to paper ones for managing his task list. It’s interesting because much of C.J.’s change in workflow was based on the findings in Nicholas Carr’s book, The Shallows, which hits conclusions about how computers and the internet are re-wiring our brains. In short, C.J.’s point is that keeping a paper-based to-do list actually leads to better concentration and focus by sheer virtue of the fact that it’s on paper rather than a monitor.

Back to Paper, Back to Work