It is always easy to advice others but it is almost impossible to follow that advice. The same thing have been done with latest gadgets promotion. Smart phones have been a huge trend where it offers variety ways to do our work and communicate easily that enables us to work from anywhere. The same way, laptop and netbooks offers similar mobility freedom that enables us to work from almost anywhere. Now, the iPad that claims to be the half smart phone and half notebook functions which have a lot of attractive applications and limitations. Of course, the main goal of new gadget introductions should get us mobile and let us work from anywhere. But, do we really get to do it?
Personally, I still prefer to work from my work desk at home instead from my friends or relatives house. Sometimes, I feel tired of looking awkward in coffee shops or restaurants when people or staffs stares at you if you sit for hours in their premise with just a cup of coffee. No matter what, the flexibility and freedom to work always prefer our work environment. You have already used to the environment, facilities, pressure, comfortability and more in your office. You may need some extra gadgets to do minimal work while travelling like netbook or notebooks, smartphones, ipad or etc. Is it worth to get thousands of valued gadgets for a quick work practise while travelling or moving around? Well, I don’t think so. I prefer to have a great journey and enjoy to the fullest of my travelling period instead bringing work to my relaxation spots.
Here, we tend to work odd hours and spend less time in real world. Socialing and spending some quality time with the family might be sacrificed if you bring your work to home. When I was working in a bank, I always keep to once principle. The moment I step into my house, I leave all my work affairs outside of the house. Sometimes, it may take more than 12 hours work a day, but getting the rest of the time entirely for ourself is vital. So, I still don’t think that gadgets does help us to meet this goal. My cousins spends more time on Facebook with their handphone instead spending some real time with friends or family members. I may sound like a tech-hater, but this is my personal opinion of how tech change our tradition.