Michael D Hopkins on digital versus paper task management:

When a paper list is finished, it can be crumpled up and thrown across the room, burned, shredded, turned into a paper airplane, etc. Completing a digital task list doesn’t earn the task-keeper anything more than a brief jQuery color change and a fade.

He has a really great list going on, with a lot of shortcomings that digital solutions have over paper. He neglected to mention any strengths that digital has over paper — like backups — but that wasn’t the point of his post.

For what it’s worth I don’t agree with any of the “solutions” that he lists to solve these problems. His second solution in particular sounds like a terrible, terrible solution.