My Nexus 7 arrived and it took me about 37 seconds to set it up for exchange. Then the laborious process of typing credentials for twitter, facebook, evernote, freshbooks and whatever else SaaS login I decide to sign up for. Don’t get me started on my attempts to find PSA software that doesn’t suck. There are probably a hundred accounts out there, all hopefully managed by a secure password management tool.
Okay I digress. Back to the point. It’s Tuesday, and I’m sitting here with an awesome device that has a great price point. So far, I can’t find a true mobile solution for remote management of client devices that meets my needs so I still have to lug my big MacBook Pro everywhere. Speech recognition has come so far but I have serious privacy concerns about Apple and Google and I need to be able to speak freely. Furthermore, I’m developing some repetitive use pain in both arms and hands, so I’m looking forward to innovation in this field. So this device is not the answer.
Environmental concerns of our technology lust aside for a moment, what do you REALLY want from your technology? Are you clear about your reasons for buying one version or another? Technology can solve a LOT of problems, but it can’t solve people problems. Be clear about what your expectations are from your technology purchases, it will save you a lot of frustration later.