How has technology changed the way we work in the last 20-40 years?

Technology has advanced leaps and bounds over the last 4 decades. Today's tech for business looks different than it did even just 30 or 40 years ago. 

With that in mind, how has tech changed the way you work? The smartphone, home computers, digitization. What's your take?

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  • I really work with some things the way I did in the late 80's.  My must have is a desktop with a large screen at my office although I carry a tablet all the time, this allows for easy mobile review/signing of documents.  My phone is really powerful for email and text it is too small to deal with documents. Moving things online like gmail and dropbox has really improved the way I work.  The game changer is AI, I just started exploring ChatGPT.  Pretty amazing how it works, this may be the big game changer.

  • As a Financial Auditor, i really don’t know how could we raview Financial statements without New technology ! How to review a huge amount of transactions!

  • Just recently, I've begun to work entirely remotely, which means I save 2 hours in daily commute time, and live across the country from my nominal 'office'.

  • Starting with manual keying on a crt to bulk up loads and spread sheets and mass mailing  my how things have changed. 

  • Technology has taught us different languages, such as computer programming languages. It also has taught us new acronyms and vocabulary over the years, such as USB or "dial up".

    These new ways to talk lead to new ways to think and do. 

    It is both positive and negative that this has sped things up. Faster goal accomplishment. Perhaps unreasonable expectations on responsiveness and time.

  • One of the best changes is in user-friendliness. Most young people now don't know what a driver is—and that is a huge improvement.

    In the next 30-40 years, I hope to see a frustration-free printer. My hopes may be too high, however.

  • Technology changes have had a significant impact on the way businesses operate. From smartphones and computers to digitization technology, technological advances over the last few decades have made workers more productive and efficient than ever before. Smartphones give us access to work emails and other documents from anywhere, while computers enable us to quickly create reports, store and analyze data, or send emails. Digitization technology has made it easier to store and access documents, which can be shared with colleagues in seconds.

    These technology changes have made it easier for us to collaborate with our teams and communicate quickly even if we are not in the same physical space. It has also opened up opportunities for businesses to be more agile and efficient as technology can help streamline processes, automate tasks, and provide real-time insights.

    Over the last few decades, technological changes have transformed how we work and improved productivity in many areas. Businesses need to remain up-to-date on technological advances so they can take full advantage of the technology available to them.

  • The best for me is I have deployed Thinkpad T490's and X1 Carbon's at my company, all with WWAN cards. We are all totally mobile. No WIFI needed. If the internet goes down the laptops automatically switch over to T-mobile for network connectivity. T-mobile charges $10/month for the service. Well worth it for the redundancy and also great when on the road.

  • How much data do you get for $10/mo  

  • Technology is great as long as we set boundaries.