It doesn't always work

Arguably, computers let us work and collaborate, better and faster, through the internet.

Yet machines leave us empty handed when there's an outage—electricity cuts off, there's no reception, the WiFi doesn't work, your device runs out of battery.

As a result, you can't do your work as you normally do it.

The more you rely digital mediums and the cloud for work, the worse your impairment will be when they stop working.

Take typing words on your laptop or smartphone. You can fallback to pen and paper. But there's no easy way out when your data is locked on the cloud, you need to meet with others online, or systems simply don't work offline.

It's worth ideating alternative ways to do your core tasks without the internet and digital devices; at some point, they will fail.

Digital is convenient. But it doesn't always work.

August 23, 2022
Nono Martínez Alonso

My sketches and stories, in your inbox.

One email per week. No spam ever.

Pencil sketch of Nono Martínez Alonso.