Monday, January 23, 2012

If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.

Last year, no that's not correct, at the end of 2010 I got an iPad. But within a couple of months I forgot it on an airplane and then it was gone.

Some time during 2011, I bought an Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, as the latest fix to my gadget addiction.
Now after using it for, ohh a good chunk of time, I thought about my usage of it and other devices.
During the day, I work with computer networks and for that you need computers. I have been unsuccessful in integrating the tablet into my work.
Its okay for taking notes, reading emails and some internet surfing, but as of yet, it can not replace my laptop. I have to have my laptop to do my job, so why drag along the tablet when my laptop covers all my  needs.

The short version is,

The laptop does it all.

The tablet lets me surf the internet, read emails, read twitter, read books etc, its a device I get information from, but it really slows down my productivity if I try put some information back into the world. Even short 140 chars Twitter posts are cumbersome to write.

The mobile phone is fighting for the same usage space in my daily life, the only thing the tablet does better is, reading books (kindle app) and surfing the web, but just barely.

I came to this realization when we where planning some new webpage at work, I thought about my usage of the internet and wanted the new things we are working on to cater to my usage, ##%# focus groups :)
My usage basically is, I stay updated through my phone and to a degree the tablet, but if I want to contribute anything more than short messages that's comfortable to write on my phone, I need a real keyboard.

Question we are facing, how to get the me to write more on the go or get me to come back and write later. Because I will not comment or write anything more than a tweet size message on my phone or tablet. Is voice input the holy grain, will the voice controlled Star Trek computer be the solution?
And will that make me dump my trusty old battered laptop?

Title is a quote from Paul J. Meyer

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