A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT FROM COMPUTERS. I posted here and here on the “productivity paradox” that statistics do not seem to show that the computer has had much effect on economic productivity.
This is a question and answer (which I have seen attributed to Reddit) that is related to the productivity paradox: Question. What change over the last 15 years would most surprise a time traveler from 1995? Answer. “I have a device that I can hold in my hand that will give me access to almost all human knowledge. I use it to look at pictures of kittens and to argue with strangers.”