All in a Day’s Work

I was born a word nerd. I read dictionaries as a kid and prided myself on how many synonyms I could name for everyday words like destroy and enjoy. Maybe that explains my problem with standard definitions of the word “work,” most of whose synonyms pivot around sweat, toil, and labor — terms that don’t always capture what passes for work these days. That’s because for millions of us, technology has reshaped the mechanics and structure of our jobs to the…