Business man does all work only from a smartphone for a year, not going back
posted by Maxwell R. / Mar 14, 2013, 1:18 AM
On the other hand, there are certainly plenty of us that might find it to be a wonderful idea. But what would you do without a keyboard? A spacious monitor? A file system? Those are all challenges Benjamin Robbins decided to tackle.
Robbins is founder of software consulting firm Palador, based in Seattle, Washington. A year ago, he decided to do away with his PC, tablet, keyboard and do all his work from his smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy Note. Samsung’s first phablet would prove to be a wise choice, it has a large screen, a stylus, and still plenty mobile.
After a year of using only his smartphone to do his work, Robbins acknowledges the adjustments he had to make, but does that mean he has been clamoring for a keyboard and chair the whole time? No. In fact Robbins explained, “I formed habits around mobility that I can't really imagine going away from.” After a few weeks, he was able to adjust his game plan because technology advances so rapidly and now he cannot imagine going back to a PC as his primary business tool.
The crux of the whole “experiment” was to break old habits and create new ones that allowed him to use the tools he had available. What did Robbins learn? The keyboard is not going anywhere anytime soon and big monitors serve a purpose. As for what is next, Robbins is going to keep going mobile and add a tablet to his repertoire. We do not see much by way of an office PC in his future anytime soon.
You can read Benjamin Robbins’ blog about the whole experience here.
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Who is this benjamin guy???
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:22 AM 2
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he is the old guy who turns into a baby
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:39 AM 14
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now , if there was a way to do business while at home
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:26 AM 0
Why the pink casing tho? Smh
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 1:38 AM 0
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What......I thought only serious work could be done from a Black Berry and every thing else were toys.... Like I have said since ....forever.....one can do real work from any smart phone. Depends on what they do. Share Point and Visio....sounds like he coulda been even more better off with WP. MS might wanna re think that whole making it available for Android and iOS. Glad he still made it work tho. Like with most things...doing real work from a smartphone not named Black Berry depends on the individual and their job.
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 3:03 AM 0
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I agree mobile devices are extremely important for work, but i cant live without a laptop at least. No smartphones can access, modify, and do some work on my 8 terabytes of media files on my external disks. Not to mention the codecs used in my media files are mostly 10-bit encoding, and come with soft subs. No mobile devices i know, including android, can handle all kinds of codecs flawlessly.
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 3:25 AM 0
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How do rate this guy "LAZY" or "SMART"?????????????????
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 5:28 AM 0
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How is his eye sight doing? It kills me to squint at my phone for more than 20 minutes at a time.
posted on Mar 14, 2013, 11:49 AM 0
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