Being Productive Was So Much Easier Decades Ago

Thirty years ago, when I first entered the professional working world, staying on task was so much easier. I kept a single piece of paper on my desk and jotted down a few important notes during the day, so I had reminders of what needed to be done. My workload was always manageable and I never really felt overwhelmed.

It was a much simpler time. In 1990, smartphones did not exist, computers ran on DOS, and we used large (and loud) dot matrix printers. There was no internet — the World Wide Web would not be invented until the next year, in 1991.