Trying to carry your life (or office) in your pocket
The AT&T tilt has been getting a lot of press of late, such as this review in Wired, and it makes me wonder why we all want to carry our office around with us wherever we go. For me, as a freelancer, it makes sense when I am out of the office, but I am not out all that much. I tend to like to work with a large screen, and full blown computer, rather then trying to get it ail in a phone, or a computer, or a laptop, or whatever. True, when I travel, it is handy, but I only travel a few times a year, and I am traveling to get away from work.
I mean, heck, I looked at the iPhone when it first came out, but all I wanted was what was later brought out by Apple in the form of the iPod Touch. And, I still haven’t bought it yet, as I still have my iPod Video which works just fine, thank you very much, for what I use it for, which is watching shows that I’ve bought, long after they are broadcast, late at night, when I am getting ready to go to bed. I’ve only used it a few times when I am on the road, because, as I said, I’m not on the road that much.
But, I can understand the need to want to be connect. I am often on the road during the work day, picking up my kid from school, and it is frustrating to be out of touch for that time. But, if I am driving, I couldn’t do the work anyway. I would have to go home. And, as I said before, I certainly wouldn’t want to work on that small a screen.
Although, recently, it would have been nice if I could have worked remotely. I was trying to take a day off on a Sunday, of all days, but a client who had a site launch on Monday, kept checking in with changes for me, usually when I was about 45 minutes away from my home office. Here, we had wanted to go to the beach, but we never made it. I suppose if I had had some thing, such as the AT&T tilt, and if it had my software in it (not sure if it carried anything other than the MS suite of things), then I could probably have had my walk at the beach and the update done as well.