Mobile Lives

By Michael Flanakin @ 12:35 AM :: 1668 Views :: Technology :: Digg it!
A recent New York Times article discusses the affects of IT mobility on our lives, specifically, the use of laptops in bed. The article centers around the idea that, as devices get smaller and smaller, it becomes easier and easier to bring them with you around the house and into bed. As any tech-addict will know, this can cause problems within a relationship. I don't game, so I'm lucky on that front; but I am a work-aholic. I've been against laptops because of their price and upgradability, but after a time of not being around my desktop, I needed to find a compromise to spend time with my girlfriend and get some work done. The laptop is a great solution for me. We watch a lot of movies, so I can get work done while enjoying a movie. I love it. Besides, I'm always multitasking anyway, so it's just natural. I think the problem that others may have is when they don't know when to step away from the computer (or whatever it is) when their significant other asks for a moment or two. That simple act can mean the world. Anyway, I don't want to get into the philosopy of a work-life balances and relationships, but I thought the article was interesting.