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Old 07-05-2011, 06:34 PM
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Default We Have Smart Phones, And Do We Want to Simplify Our Lives

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gigaom.com/mobile/we-have-smart-phones-but-do-we-want-dumb-screens/' target='_blank'>http://gigaom.com/mobile/we-have-sm...t-dumb-screens/</a><br /><br /></div><p>"<em>Almost two-thirds of Americans are using more than one computing device - defined as a Smartphone, tablet, computer or netbook - according to a poll released this week. Unsurprisingly, the poll, which surveyed 2,000 Americans, found that 83 percent of people want access to their documents in the cloud. Of course they do. When 63 percent of the population has multiple computers and one-third has more than three, keeping them synced is a pain best left back in the early '00s and late '90s where it belon</em><em>gs."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1309887695.usr1.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The author of article has statistics on his side that some 15% of the computer users use 4 or more computer devices a week. That is probably true if you use one at work, have a laptop at home, netbook, Smartphone, Server, tablet, work multiple jobs or your family has multiple computers. However, is it really necessary to put all your data, music, photos etc. in the cloud? To me the answer is no. It does make sense with certain files. So, with all these devices do we really want dumb down these devices to simplify our lives? Some probably do, others no. To me, it is all about customizing the device. It will be interesting to see what the manufacturers will do with the devices and the cloud in the next few years.</p>
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