As we venture further in time, we constantly adopt new ways of completing tasks. There’s ever-present pressure to be more efficient with these tasks, as it seems that every waking second is one that is well-spent only if we are bettering our environment or selves. However, old habits die hard. My parents still receive paper bills in the mail. While they email at times, more often they claim that traditional mail is the way to go, often with no justification other than it’s the “way it’s always been.”
Being raised during the technological age we currently live in, I was always subscribe to the “get better, faster” school of thought. I never had to deal with the cognitive dissonance that occurs when a traditionalist has to choose to use email or traditional mail. While some people may disagree, I’m thankful for that. I’ve always known the most efficient way to do most things, and that has put me at an advantage many times.
So, when I was perusing Twitter and came across some buzz about David Spark’s new ebook, “Paperless”, I was intrigued. The book claimed to turn you into a “paperless ninja”. Well, I love ninjas, so I decided to pay the exceptionally reasonable price of $5 on the iBooks store and see if it lived up to the hype.
It did. Sparks writes in easy-to-understand prose that’s still thorough. There are numerous video casts and illustrations in the book thanks to Apple’s recently-released iBook Author app. If nothing else, “Paperless” shows consumers what iBook Author is capable of. “Paperless” is well organized: touching on what exactly going paperless means, the means to go paperless, and tips on how to manage a paperless workflow.
I think you’ll learn a lot of “Paperless”, and if it’s something you’ve even been considering in the lightest fashion, it’s worth spending $5 to see if it’s worth your time. You can check out “Paperless” on the iBook Store here.