MY OLD BOSS once asked me to organize her Rolodex, and I laughed in her face. “Just make an Excel spreadsheet,” I suggested. It annoyed me that the other people I worked with were so stuck in the past, but in reality, they were only doing what had worked for them so many years prior to the internet.
What will freelance writing tools look like ten years from now? It’s hard to imagine my career without Twitter, Facebook, and more. But there was a time when journalists used typewriters, film cameras, and literally copy and pasted articles together, to make a magazine spread. I like how this infographic takes historical information and compares it to the methods used today. I remember being Skype’s biggest fan when it first came out, merely because dealing with International calling cards was a huge pain in the ass abroad.
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