July 17, 2009

Mobile as a Second Thought

I'm talking to a friend, he'd asked me if I was available on a given date, I told him I'd check on my computer and get back; the whole time I have my iPhone w/ Google cal. syncd to iCal...

I'm walking with my wife to get some breakfast in town, uncertain if the Dunkin Donuts was on 6th or 7th Street where I needed to turn on to. For a moment I wished I "remembered" better, until I realized I could easily pull up 3 Dunkin Donuts in town via GMap on my iPhone...

I'm traveling to a destination, instruction and location were emailed to me, my immediate reaction is to print it out to take it with me... I could just as easily fetched the email and searched for directions on my phone...

There are probably a dozen more of my own personal experience where I "realized" my smartphone could have done the job. I think we are so used to the years and years of routine, stationary usage of computer desktops, printers and completely lack of mobility that made me think about my smartphone as a last resort. On that note, i hope folks can be more open to push their smartphones to their max, you'd be surprised to see how far you can go without a laptop...

(out of principal, I'm going to email this entry to post on blogger)

Sent from my iPhone [edited on Desktop 3 hours later]

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