Watching a recent CBC Doc Zone documentary about mobile phone usage got me to thinking about my own use of the technology. Has it really improved my productivity or am I a slave to it, an addict.
It’s funny, even as I write this, knowing that I answered “YES” to 6 out of the 8 questions below, I still don’t think I’m addicted to it. But could I give it up – no way! I recently upgraded from a two year old BlackBerry Curve to a new iPhone 4. I am truly embarrassed at how excited I was to get it. I had tried the local Costco and FutureShop, both of which were out of stock and didn’t know when they would be getting new stock.
We Open at 9:30
One night at the Social Media Club a friend told me that the Rogers at Mayfair Mall were getting some in the next morning. I was there at 9:20, thinking there might be a line-up. The dude behind the counter was just opening. “Is the rumor true” I ask? He looks at me kind of sideways between his sunglasses and hoodie, “what rumor“? “You have iPhones.” “Yeah, and we open at 9:30“, as if to say, chill I’m busy.
An hour later I was hooked up and loading apps like nobody’s business. I’m not a gadget guy or a geek, ask anyone who knows me, but somehow it got me. I love what I’m able to do with it. From connecting via email & social media, taking photos and video, to booking meetings on Google Calendar, searching locations on maps, and oh yeah talking to people on the phone, it’s more than a mobile office. It makes me feel productive that’s for sure.
Take the Survey
How about you – are you the master of your smart phone. Or is it the master of you? Take this short poll and I’ll post the responses in a week or so.