Since the start of quarantine, companies have done everything imaginable to make you more productive.
But to really get your work done these days, it turns out all you need is a glossed-up typewriter from 1993.
A growing number of writers are raving about a discontinued word processor called the AlphaSmart. Some claim the device has revolutionized their writing process.
Here’s the beauty of it
The AlphaSmart is just a keyboard. It doesn’t connect to the internet, which means:
- No email
- No Slack
- No hour-long detours to “search for inspiration” on the “no context Succession” Twitter account.
Writing a proposal? A blog post? A long email? Pulling out the AlphaSmart forces you to focus. One author, Alexis Henderson, told OneZero that she penned much of her first novel using the device.
Anti-distraction software is getting distracting
It’s a perfect sign of the times that, even during an explosion of new tech tools, anyone would turn to the early ‘90s for help.
But as we enter month 6 of quarantine, productivity tech is getting exhausting. Next time we draft a presentation, we want to do it on a janky word processor, dammit.