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Being able to justify my mobile technology

August 11, 2007

I have been thinking a lot about my hobby of mobile technology. I was going through some of my old devices today, many of them are pen computing Pocket PC or old Palm devices. I blew the dust off some of them, powered them up and started checking to make sure that they all worked. It’s nice to see my collection still working. When I get mobile technology urges, in order words a urge to buy something new and shiny I have to stop and think to myself what is it that I want from technology. Do I just want a device that downloads my email? Checks the internet for my favourite web pages? What is it exactly that I want. Can I not do what I want from my Macbook? Probably yes, I just want to be able to do all of these things from a mobile device. I want to be able to sit in the local park, get my device out and browse the internet or check for email. I want to be able to take a picture, write about it and post t my websites. But how many times do I need to do this? I mean can I justify purchasing or asking for Microsoft or Palm to send me such a device just to accommodate my urge of mobile computing when in reality I spend probably about two hours a day mobile? Well I think I can because being mobile plays a huge part of my life, I’m not always tied behind a desk and so convergence to me is very important. I need to be able to have access to my friends and colleagues, and the thought of a mobile device such as my Palm being able to do this is very reassuring. So as I am cleaning the dust of my devices I sit here happy with myself that I am able to justify the number of devices that I have gathering dust.

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One comment

  1. […] Probably yes, I just want to be able to do all of these things from a mobile device. I want to be able to sit in the local park, get my device out and browse the internet or check for email. I want to be able to take a picture, … by sjmcloughlin at 6:15 PM […]



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