November 5, 2012

Microsoft Surface Tears Down Walled Garden

Nat Burgess, Geekwire

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My view on the “bring your own device” movement is that the proliferation of devices has actually reduced productivity. Smart phones and tablets are great content consumption devices. People watch movies, check social status, listen to music, read a book. They also glance at email and then think to themselves, “Hmm. . . I better respond to that when I get to a desk.” Or “Hmm. . . . I will need to print that boarding pass when I get to a desk.” Or “Hmm. . . I should really get my vacation photos off the memory card in my phone. I will have to take care of that when I get to a desk, because there is no card slot or USB port on my tablet.” Or “Hmm. . . to respond to this message, I need to review a document that is on one of the...

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