Focusing on the things that matter

Why isn’t Skype the go to service for screen meet-ups? For years it was the generic term for video conferencing, but Zoom is now the most overused word in the working day. According to Wired, Skype became over engineered to the point of becoming unusable. Owners Microsoft have past form in tinkering. Remember when they removed the big button from the original Windows interface and had to put it back? That’s often the trouble with tech. Too many choices and the basic functions become drowned in a sea of optionality. Could it be a useful metaphor for how we spend our time perhaps? We’re trying to do too many tasks at the same time because we can, when focussing on just the things that matter would be far more productive.