You can imagine my surprise, therefore, when during the next week Eric spent a great deal of time using paper and a pen! And in the past week, he's started to post about "analog productivity" (see Print a Next Action Form on the Back of Your Business Card and No Digital Tool Beats My Paper Scheduling Tool). What's going on? Is Eric changing from being an "eProductivity Specialist" to an "aProductivity" one? Look at the evidence and decide for yourself... linkIndeed, our trip was a great deal of fun; I did use paper and pen more than I planned to and internet and tablet challenges did provide ample opportunities for laughter. In fact, I can't remember when I laughed so much for so long. We talked about technology and productivity, solved the world's problems - or at least those at the Westin Times Square (like poor internet access, no WiFi) and enjoyed fellowship together.
Seriously though, I had a neat week hanging out with Eric. We had numerous discussions about technology and productivity, although not as many as I would have liked. Regardless of what happens next for Eric, here's my final word: There are many people who become so enamoured with electronic tools that they fail to see the pure simplicity of paper, pens and pencils. Eric defly demonstrates a clear understanding of the pros and cons of each, which is why I have no reservation in recommending his thinking and approach to eProductivity. Keep up the good work Eric (once, of course, you get back from a supplies trip to Staples).Everything Michael wrote is true, and I did write those words on the display tablet at the Levenger store. (My M4 was...unavailable at the time.)
There are, however, many more pieces (and pictures) to the story than Michael shares in this post.
I'm saving those for a future blog entry ... perhaps when Mr. Shared Spaces least expects it...