He also lambastes David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done and a lifehacking role model, for rarely, if ever, asking the obvious question: What if we need so many productivity apps simply because we have far too much to do—and not because we are naturally born slackers?
GTD is guilty by association. It isn’t responsible for this lifehacking silliness, but because it came up during the same era it’s automatically associated with it.
The GTD-sexiness era has died down in the past few years. Anyone who has stuck with it did so not because it was trendy, but because it helped them. They recognize that it’s not just about checking boxes, but also about being able to enjoy your time slacking off because you feel good about completing something.