J_RaD - 6:56 pm on Jul 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
Actually I have started replacing my mobile devices with a desktop PC again because of the following reasons:
- That you can get any decent work done while you are travelling is an illusion. You might feel busy but working on mobile devices IMHO is totally uneffective.
- Most applications on mobile devices are time wasters.
- Being available all the time is uneffective. Instead of thinking for two minutes and finding a solution to a problem themselves people call me and waste my time so I find the solution they were to lazy to think about.
I have started to disconnect myself from the mobile world. If you want to reach me, write an email or call me at home when I am at home.
And don't expect me to work three hours while I am on the move on things that can be done in 15 minutes on my desktop PC when I am in my quiet office and can concentrate. And that includes answering emails. Nothing is so urgent it can't wait.
So when people come to their senses and realize how they are wasting their lives, desktop PCs will replace mobile devices again in a few years.
couldn't have said that better myself!
Mobile units are great for social purposes and catching up on the news. As far as work goes, they have a long way to go. It takes me a minute to read and answer an email on my mobile unit that would take me about 15 seconds on my desktop. No comparison.
I'd say they are somewhat counter-productive during work hours. People at meetings now play with their devices instead of paying attention.
this too, mobile devices have be come the great distraction.