007 - Getting Control of your Hardware, Part 2 - ProductivityCast

007 Getting Control of your Hardware, Part 2 – ProductivityCast

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In the last episode, Augusto posed a question for the ProductivityCast team about how we chose the hardware we use today, to be most productive. Much of the discussion centers on operating systems, as you’ll see from this second part of that discussion, about our own choices in hardware, software ecosystems, and operating systems. They’re so intrinsically connected today. Though, as Ray will note, that’s all going to change eventually!

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Show Notes

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Parallels Desktop Emulator

GNU with Linux

Test Drive PC Game

PageMaker (Mac)

Microsoft Publisher

Open Source Software

Scribus

Inkscape

PhotoShop

Google Drive

Mozy Backup

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz, PhD

Open Document Format

How to Install ChromeOS on an Old Computer/Laptop

How to Install Chrome OS on Any PC and Turn It Into a Chromebook

NeverNote/NixNote (Evernote alternative for Linux)

Adult scoliosis

Scrivener

Things

OmniFocus

DayOne

1Password

Andromeda – Fuschia

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are you ready to manage your work and

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personal world better to live a more

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fulfilling productive life then you’ve

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come to the right place

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welcome to productivity cast the weekly

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show about all things productivity here

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are your hosts ray Sidney-Smith and

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Augusto Pinaud so last time we got

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together we were discussing about the

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different you know tools and hardware

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pieces of hardware we have the windows

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to max the iPad the tablets and

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everything else and but I wanted to

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continue the discussion into how to

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choose because Francis I know it’s on a

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Windows machine I am mostly on an iPad

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and you know have access to to a Mac if

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I need to but but hasn’t always been

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like that you know and it has changed

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over the years and have jumped from the

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Mac to the PC to the Mac and and

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different things so doesn’t matter which

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operating system you are for the 90% of

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the things you know you can go

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Chromebooks and be ok

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iPad and be ok windows and be ok

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and then the Mac you keep on to those

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four and even Linux introduced those 5

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operating systems you can really do 90

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percent and now it’s a matter of

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software specific that will limit a

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matter of capability it’s less and less

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these days so I’m curious how we can how

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we choose which hardware to use and what

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are those criteria that we have for the

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hardware we use and and what we will

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recommend people you know when they need

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to choose a different kind of hardware

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and we have with us our regular

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contributor Frances Wade Frances how are

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you today I’m great pleasure to be here

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fantastic so as the lead in talked about

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we’re going to be talking about hardware

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choices and it’s as a continuation of

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our conversation last week before I was

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I my first computer you know if I go

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really really back was an Apple

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Macintosh

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Tandy II here I may need – I may need to

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research what kind of computer was that

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that was not available on my time that

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was not available on my time I really

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don’t know what kind of machine is that

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but the first computer that made it home

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was an Apple Macintosh that’s what I

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start my scene I went from there to a PC

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and went through the different pains of

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being a Windows user 2007 I decide it

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was time to go back to the Mac I was at

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that time pc user but i really did not

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enjoy my computer and experience so i

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wanted something better so I decided to

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test a MacBook and I really fell in love

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with the fact that it works you know

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when I did that change a good friend of

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mine came to have dinner with us at home

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and he asked so how is the Mac because

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he was really curious he wanted to do

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the same and before I could answer my

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wife said oh it’s great everybody on

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this dinner table look at her like how

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do you know and she said it was great

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now he going to his home office and he

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don’t shout before this is to hear all

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these awful words coming from the office

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I’m going to throw you to the window you

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beep okay that was a change that the Mac

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brought for me it was more a machine

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that works for what I needed to do not

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perfect by any means but it was a

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machine where I could be much more

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productive and much more relaxed and for

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that reason I really like the platform

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but at that time I was heavy road

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warrior I was traveling over 250,000

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miles a year on 2010 when the iPad was

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announced I look you know for what I did

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I look at the iPad I say

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with the current version as it was with

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all their limitations in 2010 I can

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probably get rid of half of the gear on

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my back and in fact I did pages at that

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time was not as powerful numbers at that

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time was not as powerful but I could get

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by for 90% of the stuff and instead of

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carry that much weight I turn myself

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into a superlight bag that even even

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with the standards of battery at that

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time you know I could last most of the

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day and if not it was a piece of cake to

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carry the charger with me and the more I

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work on the iPad with again their

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difficulties I fall in love with the

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difference on how much how they I was

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working on the iPad and at that

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evolution came I begin to see more and

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more power I’m a bit of history as I

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started off using a Texas Instruments 99

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for a back in 1980 one or two long time

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ago I I was fortunate enough to spend

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three two summers working at a company

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that had its first IBM pcs ones where

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the two floppy drives and so forth so I

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was using DOS Mac then when I went to

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university it was really mostly about

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apple Macintosh’s which had just been

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purchased we use them heavily but they

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were also lots of Windows program not

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Windows at the time but there were PC

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programs that we had to use also this

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was engineering school so we had to use

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both and when I left sort of ended

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entered industry the Macintosh of stills

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or Apple machines were still sort of

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exotic so I grew up in the Windows or in

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the Microsoft ecosystem and never really

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left I’ve never owned have an owner of

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an Apple machine never not even not even

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a phone part of the justification for

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that is only because

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I use I like to test out new apps and

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they in the past they always tended to

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come out on the windows ecosystem first

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and I never wanted to give up the apps

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that I use because some of them were

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sort of beta I guess they were

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experimental given the fact that I like

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to stay on the cutting edge and test

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these out I didn’t want to have to go

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back and use a Mac even though over time

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eventually Apple ecosystem you could use

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parallels or whatever program to emulate

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Windows I still said why why bother why

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bother to go to what I like I don’t have

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to use I’ve always taken this sort of

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minimalist approach that let me make the

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most of what I have and when I get to a

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really a hard stop then I’ll consider

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moving to something else but if it’s

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just a matter of a more comfortable

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operating system then I won’t make a

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switch for that it’ll have to be

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something that really stops the show for

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me because experience of switching costs

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as being substantial so I try to make

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the most of whatever I’m using in the

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moment so I’ll try to beat it to death

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and then I’ll give up so I’m beating

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Windows 7 to death at this point I think

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that’s a good choice I mean I get at the

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you know a lot of these operating system

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choices are sort of the natural

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progression of things and most people

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don’t choose their operating system

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right their operating system chooses

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them like you said

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it’s sort of you know in in school the

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computer that you chose and got most

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comfortable with was the one probably

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that you ended up using once you left

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school and it sort of stuck you know for

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me I’ve I’ve had the kind of luxury of

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always having many different operating

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systems around me and so I think I think

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very similarly except for the fact that

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I’ve never had to make a choice

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I’ve always had a lot of computers

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around me and there were many years of

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Windows primarily but I’ve always had a

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Windows Mac and some flavor of canoe

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with Linux you know sort of an

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open-source operating system available

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to me and that’s just because I was the

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area of the world that I was in you know

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I was working in technology in a legal

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world they allowed me to play with

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technology and so I did so you know it

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was really remarkable for me I mean I

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remember the Macintosh computers in

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school and you know we really only

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played games on those and so you know we

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played games but I primarily computed on

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a Windows environment and so I became

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very very you know proficient in Windows

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and that led me to you know being

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interested in in Windows being my

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primary computer I think it wasn’t until

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maybe 2011 when the I picked up a

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MacBook Air the 11 inch for purely for

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the form factor I mean I really didn’t

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buy it for the operating system because

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you know there wasn’t my preferred

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operating system and it still isn’t you

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know I don’t particularly have a

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preference I think if I have a

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preference it probably is two windows

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cuz I’m so you know used to it although

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from 95 to you know probably XP to

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Windows 7 you know that was not that big

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of a a interface change but now at

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Windows 8 to 10 there’s a substantial

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interface change and so even then you

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know I use Windows 10 on a regular basis

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but it I’m not now using it everyday as

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I do on my travel laptop which is a

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13-inch MacBook Air and so you know

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there is a bit of upstart cost to

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getting used to an interface and you

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know when I’m on different keyboards

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every time I switch keyboards you know

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even here at my desk I have to remember

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oh right

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you know command isn’t on the Windows

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laptop you know and the command option

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control function keys are different so

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there is a little bit of change there

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but I’m comfortable with that because I

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know that I need to know these for being

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able to do the training that I do for my

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clients so it’s it’s kind of a

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double-edged sword in a way because I do

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have to constantly switch gears in my

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brain in terms of which keyboard and

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which operating systems and what

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functions where you know now there’s a

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lot of parity between the two platforms

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but there’s always that always that

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reality it is interesting you said I

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don’t

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my world was exactly the opposite the

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play computer was the windows that’s

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where you can play you know that

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fantastic game called test-drive that

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was car simulator that I remember and

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where you could play polish quest and

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and I’m dating now myself but that I was

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trying not to but um it was for me the

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PC where you go and play and the mag was

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where I do more serious work and maybe

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because the software I had available I’d

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remember having pagemaker

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for for the Mac that then allows you to

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help on and create you know a little we

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had a little magazine that tie at that

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time and it was amazing to be able to

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design the page in ways that my friends

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on Windows didn’t even dream of with the

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tools they had a bad one as a matter of

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tools but but it it was really cool to

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be able to get and design our magazine

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in pagemaker in a way that looks like

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what would currently it was a

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professional magazine

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yes TMI and I used to I some look at the

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foot guys playing and gals doing

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PageMaker work and I’d be like why don’t

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you just use publisher and you know

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again you know it ended up being that

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you know I was on the wrong side of the

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of history because you know obviously

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publisher hasn’t become standard bearer

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and Adobe took over but you know but it

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was it was one of those things back then

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at least you know I really didn’t see

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the difference I didn’t see the the the

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need for having to switch you know to

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another operating system back then and

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honestly I would have I think that if I

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had been more thoughtful about it if I

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had been more mindful of it I think I

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probably would have gotten more

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proficient in something like PageMaker

0:13:06.470,0:13:11.689
or another layout you know program and

0:13:08.809,0:13:14.029
you know today I’m I’m a huge open

0:13:11.689,0:13:16.339
source advocate so I I used Scribus and

0:13:14.029,0:13:18.169
Inkscape which are open source layout

0:13:16.339,0:13:19.310
programs and graphic editing programs

0:13:18.169,0:13:21.829
along with GIMP

0:13:19.310,0:13:23.509
which is a open-source equivalent of

0:13:21.829,0:13:24.350
Photoshop if you want to call it you

0:13:23.509,0:13:27.110
know something like that

0:13:24.350,0:13:28.790
and and so you know the real problem

0:13:27.110,0:13:32.689
there of course is that you know those

0:13:28.790,0:13:34.970
files are our open standards but Adobe

0:13:32.689,0:13:38.029
products are not going to play well with

0:13:34.970,0:13:40.129
those ever so it’s always a bit of a

0:13:38.029,0:13:42.350
bear you know as the software you’re

0:13:40.129,0:13:45.139
going to use and the availability of

0:13:42.350,0:13:49.699
that software on other platforms as a

0:13:45.139,0:13:53.120
fan of software and I’m saying I don’t

0:13:49.699,0:13:55.809
know I mean yes this history right now

0:13:53.120,0:14:00.069
shows that are we may never play

0:13:55.809,0:14:04.189
simpatico is that but the reality is if

0:14:00.069,0:14:06.829
we have seen in the software world you

0:14:04.189,0:14:10.550
know those giants that suddenly

0:14:06.829,0:14:13.550
technology change an evolve and they you

0:14:10.550,0:14:15.410
see them just an amazing amount of

0:14:13.550,0:14:18.019
market share you know in the recent

0:14:15.410,0:14:20.689
years Microsoft a perfect example of

0:14:18.019,0:14:23.329
that you know if you go back to 2010

0:14:20.689,0:14:25.250
that is not that far away and you ask

0:14:23.329,0:14:27.230
people how do you make you will ask

0:14:25.250,0:14:29.509
people in 2010 how do you make a letter

0:14:27.230,0:14:32.089
people would look at you and say well do

0:14:29.509,0:14:33.680
you use word okay that was apparently

0:14:32.089,0:14:37.910
the only software available for the

0:14:33.680,0:14:41.779
world to make a letter because Microsoft

0:14:37.910,0:14:45.740
not willing to open to the other

0:14:41.779,0:14:47.990
platforms and not are willing to open to

0:14:45.740,0:14:51.199
have access on the iPads and the

0:14:47.990,0:14:53.180
androids and other devices if you ask

0:14:51.199,0:14:55.040
that same question to people you know

0:14:53.180,0:14:58.220
there’s still people who think work is

0:14:55.040,0:15:02.000
the only answer but that number is a lot

0:14:58.220,0:15:04.540
smaller than what it was and even when

0:15:02.000,0:15:09.259
you look at what a Microsoft package

0:15:04.540,0:15:11.750
used to cost in 2010 versus what it cost

0:15:09.259,0:15:14.629
today do you understand how much power

0:15:11.750,0:15:17.029
Microsoft has lost in this 7 years I

0:15:14.629,0:15:19.579
think that about their hardware as well

0:15:17.029,0:15:22.999
I mean you know the the the standard PC

0:15:19.579,0:15:25.910
today notwithstanding the manufacturer

0:15:22.999,0:15:27.470
the hardware itself has they’ve lost a

0:15:25.910,0:15:29.720
lot of control there I think there’s

0:15:27.470,0:15:30.970
once upon a time when Dell was the king

0:15:29.720,0:15:32.709
of the

0:15:30.970,0:15:35.829
of the pond if you want a king of the

0:15:32.709,0:15:38.680
sea Dell lost a lot there and no longer

0:15:35.829,0:15:41.829
do they have that same level of strength

0:15:38.680,0:15:45.220
when it comes to putting you know purely

0:15:41.829,0:15:47.290
Microsoft Windows on every computer that

0:15:45.220,0:15:48.970
goes out and and obviously Microsoft has

0:15:47.290,0:15:52.389
made I think a lot of really great

0:15:48.970,0:15:54.160
strides in and with the surface and the

0:15:52.389,0:15:56.800
surface pro I think that they’re

0:15:54.160,0:16:00.129
fantastic computing devices it’s

0:15:56.800,0:16:01.930
obviously a high-end market device so

0:16:00.129,0:16:03.750
it’s not for the faint of heart if

0:16:01.930,0:16:06.430
you’re looking for an inexpensive

0:16:03.750,0:16:09.069
computing device but they’re great

0:16:06.430,0:16:11.920
computers so I think all of the

0:16:09.069,0:16:14.980
manufacturers and all of the OEMs in

0:16:11.920,0:16:16.959
that way including major tech companies

0:16:14.980,0:16:19.300
that are producing operating systems

0:16:16.959,0:16:21.370
like Microsoft and Google and Apple and

0:16:19.300,0:16:23.709
so and so forth they all really need to

0:16:21.370,0:16:26.949
think long and hard about the long tail

0:16:23.709,0:16:29.170
effect of their users and where their

0:16:26.949,0:16:31.629
users are going and that means users are

0:16:29.170,0:16:35.079
going to need to be able to move from

0:16:31.629,0:16:37.660
one screen size to another much more

0:16:35.079,0:16:39.519
fluidly than we do today so for our

0:16:37.660,0:16:43.000
listeners I really think that’s a key

0:16:39.519,0:16:45.189
component to choosing Hardware today is

0:16:43.000,0:16:48.459
are the is the hardware that you’re

0:16:45.189,0:16:50.189
choosing capable of transitioning from

0:16:48.459,0:16:53.529
one platform to the other to the other

0:16:50.189,0:16:57.730
more and more I find myself gravitating

0:16:53.529,0:17:00.939
toward using the browser and browser

0:16:57.730,0:17:03.610
based software because I know that I’m

0:17:00.939,0:17:07.030
going to be able to access that same

0:17:03.610,0:17:08.740
software cross-platform as opposed to

0:17:07.030,0:17:11.980
worrying about the operating system

0:17:08.740,0:17:14.679
itself I’m able to just worry about

0:17:11.980,0:17:16.299
getting access to a browser where you

0:17:14.679,0:17:17.829
know I can access the software within

0:17:16.299,0:17:19.299
the browser and I think that’s gonna be

0:17:17.829,0:17:21.730
something that’s going to be more and

0:17:19.299,0:17:23.679
more evident as we make our way forward

0:17:21.730,0:17:27.429
what do you guys think about that in

0:17:23.679,0:17:30.549
terms of software choices you know do

0:17:27.429,0:17:33.360
you feel like you lend more to apps on

0:17:30.549,0:17:36.880
the phone software on the desktop or

0:17:33.360,0:17:39.070
browser based software for it’s it’s

0:17:36.880,0:17:42.460
cross-platform parity or just for its

0:17:39.070,0:17:43.570
abilities on your specific platform of

0:17:42.460,0:17:46.359
choice

0:17:43.570,0:17:48.970
or just for the safety that’s the sake

0:17:46.359,0:17:50.409
of security like I said before we

0:17:48.970,0:17:54.070
started the call I had to reinstall

0:17:50.409,0:17:59.049
windows 7 this week and it was you know

0:17:54.070,0:18:01.509
I anticipated a a nasty challenge it

0:17:59.049,0:18:09.970
wasn’t as bad as I remembered the last

0:18:01.509,0:18:12.070
time but I did lose track of some some

0:18:09.970,0:18:13.749
files and if they were backed up to the

0:18:12.070,0:18:15.580
cloud I wouldn’t have lost track to them

0:18:13.749,0:18:17.649
if I were using them on a browser I

0:18:15.580,0:18:18.460
wouldn’t I wouldn’t have had the problem

0:18:17.649,0:18:21.340
that I had

0:18:18.460,0:18:23.320
so I’m actually migrating or have

0:18:21.340,0:18:24.580
decided to migrate as many files as

0:18:23.320,0:18:27.519
possible to the cloud

0:18:24.580,0:18:30.549
either some I just picked up I think

0:18:27.519,0:18:33.609
Google Drive because I can sync sync

0:18:30.549,0:18:36.249
files to sync files to its I’m gonna

0:18:33.609,0:18:38.259
give you a hundred hundred gigabytes for

0:18:36.249,0:18:40.570
a couple bucks a month or something an

0:18:38.259,0:18:44.169
app but it’s it’s really it’s

0:18:40.570,0:18:46.690
inexpensive and it’s it’s secure and I

0:18:44.169,0:18:50.229
like Dropbox but it was way more

0:18:46.690,0:18:52.899
expensive and so I’m I’m I’m considering

0:18:50.229,0:18:55.210
changing the way I use my my laptop

0:18:52.899,0:18:58.479
entirely so that all of the files that

0:18:55.210,0:19:00.669
are most critical are either in the

0:18:58.479,0:19:03.070
cloud or they’re about to be in the

0:19:00.669,0:19:04.599
cloud right now everything that I do

0:19:03.070,0:19:07.989
that’s important is backed up to the

0:19:04.599,0:19:10.710
cloud using Mozy but those are mostly

0:19:07.989,0:19:13.960
security concerns rather than

0:19:10.710,0:19:16.690
ease-of-use concerns or concerns about

0:19:13.960,0:19:19.989
particular features it’s more about

0:19:16.690,0:19:22.840
security for me I find it I find that

0:19:19.989,0:19:26.049
that everyone is sort of attained a

0:19:22.840,0:19:27.669
particular standard of the apps I use by

0:19:26.049,0:19:29.460
the landscape is sort of level because

0:19:27.669,0:19:32.799
all the apps kind of do the same thing

0:19:29.460,0:19:35.200
not one no one stands out as being

0:19:32.799,0:19:38.460
awesome with respect to you know the

0:19:35.200,0:19:42.789
typical word spreadsheet presentation

0:19:38.460,0:19:46.210
graphics they don’t stand out enough for

0:19:42.789,0:19:48.700
me to make a platform decision based on

0:19:46.210,0:19:49.679
that difference if you understand what

0:19:48.700,0:19:52.690
that means

0:19:49.679,0:19:54.519
differences that become small yeah

0:19:52.690,0:19:57.280
they becoming less and less I mean to

0:19:54.519,0:19:59.200
the point in very minor features

0:19:57.280,0:20:00.610
mean almost to the extent of what Barry

0:19:59.200,0:20:02.860
Schwartz talks about in terms of the

0:20:00.610,0:20:05.350
paradox of choice it becomes an issue of

0:20:02.860,0:20:07.540
so many options that we’re now we’re now

0:20:05.350,0:20:11.200
nickel and dime-ing over well you know

0:20:07.540,0:20:14.200
Apple pages has this you know very minute

0:20:11.200,0:20:17.230
feature and Google Docs doesn’t so you

0:20:14.200,0:20:18.880
know I I’m gonna hold to this piece of

0:20:17.230,0:20:21.490
software it’s like wait both type both

0:20:18.880,0:20:23.500
do fonts both change you know bold

0:20:21.490,0:20:28.150
italics and underline really give me a

0:20:23.500,0:20:31.210
break look at the big features and and

0:20:28.150,0:20:34.240
what it can do and you know arguing on

0:20:31.210,0:20:37.540
the margins I think is a number one

0:20:34.240,0:20:39.100
problem I think of choosing software at

0:20:37.540,0:20:41.860
some point they’re all gonna catch up

0:20:39.100,0:20:44.710
with each other one will maintain an

0:20:41.860,0:20:46.240
advantage for a few months and then

0:20:44.710,0:20:48.430
they’ll edit the competitors will add

0:20:46.240,0:20:50.110
that feature in and then there goes the

0:20:48.430,0:20:53.140
advantage so if you can just be patient

0:20:50.110,0:20:54.820
enough I think pretty much all the

0:20:53.140,0:20:56.140
features and most of the major pieces of

0:20:54.820,0:20:58.360
software will get there at the same time

0:20:56.140,0:20:59.620
and they’ll become cross-compatible I

0:20:58.360,0:21:02.230
think you know just like Microsoft

0:20:59.620,0:21:04.110
opened up to the open standards of the

0:21:02.230,0:21:07.390
ODF which is the open document format

0:21:04.110,0:21:11.380
Google Docs does the same thing with RTF

0:21:07.390,0:21:14.290
and ODF and now you know I’m sure that

0:21:11.380,0:21:16.960
Apple pages don’t hold me to this but

0:21:14.290,0:21:18.730
I’m almost sure that it also does you

0:21:16.960,0:21:21.700
know open standards you know that kind

0:21:18.730,0:21:24.310
of opening of the software to be able to

0:21:21.700,0:21:26.620
be cross-compatible reduces the feeling

0:21:24.310,0:21:28.510
of wanting to use one piece of software

0:21:26.620,0:21:31.950
over another and feeling like you’re

0:21:28.510,0:21:34.870
gonna be locked into only ever using

0:21:31.950,0:21:37.150
iCloud you know with Apple pages or

0:21:34.870,0:21:40.510
Apple pages on on the Mac OS X desktop

0:21:37.150,0:21:43.210
or whatever you know eventually that

0:21:40.510,0:21:46.180
would be nice I am stocking apps at this

0:21:43.210,0:21:48.490
particular moment I actually there were

0:21:46.180,0:21:53.410
two things that happened to me recently

0:21:48.490,0:21:58.210
one is I was doing something on the Mac

0:21:53.410,0:22:00.670
and the I was trying to test theory now

0:21:58.210,0:22:03.400
the magazine toid the plain machine and

0:22:00.670,0:22:05.260
I was testing something and the software

0:22:03.400,0:22:07.390
I was going to test something says are

0:22:05.260,0:22:09.200
you sure you want to do this and I did

0:22:07.390,0:22:12.110
not completely read and say okay

0:22:09.200,0:22:14.149
and the instruction I was miss reading

0:22:12.110,0:22:15.590
says we are going to wipe out your hard

0:22:14.149,0:22:23.419
drive okay

0:22:15.590,0:22:26.240
not a great the good news was 90% or

0:22:23.419,0:22:30.139
more actually I don’t think the amount

0:22:26.240,0:22:34.220
of files I have on my actual hard drive

0:22:30.139,0:22:38.090
heart Harvard are just applications so I

0:22:34.220,0:22:39.769
didn’t lose any files and I had backup

0:22:38.090,0:22:41.750
so it was a matter of the pain of

0:22:39.769,0:22:45.019
restore than anything else but that’s

0:22:41.750,0:22:46.610
where for me the cloud it’s fantastic

0:22:45.019,0:22:50.389
where all the stuff is there and I can

0:22:46.610,0:22:54.740
go and find the second thing I test

0:22:50.389,0:22:57.529
recently a Chromebook for a project and

0:22:54.740,0:23:01.309
I was quietly rust as a hardware with a

0:22:57.529,0:23:03.289
Chromebook with a Chrome OS and I even

0:23:01.309,0:23:07.070
consider well this may be you know a

0:23:03.289,0:23:10.370
replacement for my current hardware for

0:23:07.070,0:23:12.080
my iPad in the sense not some of the

0:23:10.370,0:23:14.000
things but you know for the writing and

0:23:12.080,0:23:17.029
the on the day-to-day of the computer

0:23:14.000,0:23:20.029
and all that but I found myself tied up

0:23:17.029,0:23:25.070
my journal application my task

0:23:20.029,0:23:29.120
application and and I basically wasn’t

0:23:25.070,0:23:32.659
willing to have a computer who did not

0:23:29.120,0:23:35.539
have access to that so going or adding

0:23:32.659,0:23:38.570
to to this what you were saying earlier

0:23:35.539,0:23:42.289
about being able to change the screen

0:23:38.570,0:23:46.340
size that’s one of my favorite features

0:23:42.289,0:23:50.149
of living on an iOS ecosystem doesn’t

0:23:46.340,0:23:53.419
matter if I grab my iPad pro or I grab

0:23:50.149,0:23:57.620
my iPad Mini or I grab my iPhone I have

0:23:53.419,0:24:00.950
exactly the same software the same tool

0:23:57.620,0:24:04.760
a abacus the same thing even if at dawn

0:24:00.950,0:24:07.789
1/2 so for example I don’t see email on

0:24:04.760,0:24:10.460
my iPhone I’ve not done that for years I

0:24:07.789,0:24:13.880
don’t I’m not interested in look email

0:24:10.460,0:24:15.980
on my iPhone but if I need to all that I

0:24:13.880,0:24:18.889
need to go is to settings and turn them

0:24:15.980,0:24:21.180
on you know something that I’m feeling

0:24:18.889,0:24:23.670
like it’s probably a tendency for me

0:24:21.180,0:24:27.210
I make my way forward is is probably to

0:24:23.670,0:24:32.430
use the Chrome OS platform more and more

0:24:27.210,0:24:36.600
and it’s probably similar to you Augusto

0:24:32.430,0:24:39.300
where it’s being able to use a similar

0:24:36.600,0:24:42.510
operating system across you know all of

0:24:39.300,0:24:45.000
your devices and with Chrome OS you know

0:24:42.510,0:24:47.220
I can use Android applications now

0:24:45.000,0:24:48.960
within the Chrome OS and then you know

0:24:47.220,0:24:51.570
I’m using the Google Chrome browser as

0:24:48.960,0:24:54.150
my primary browser anyway most of the

0:24:51.570,0:24:56.100
time so it’s going to it’s going to end

0:24:54.150,0:24:57.540
up that’s sort of where I feel I’m going

0:24:56.100,0:24:59.850
to go you and I have had this

0:24:57.540,0:25:03.090
conversation about getting Chrome OS on

0:24:59.850,0:25:05.640
to the MacBook on on to the you know the

0:25:03.090,0:25:07.290
hardware itself the Mac hardware which I

0:25:05.640,0:25:09.800
would love to be able to do because then

0:25:07.290,0:25:14.460
the quality of the Apple hardware and

0:25:09.800,0:25:17.880
the ability to use Chrome OS on it would

0:25:14.460,0:25:20.880
be phenomenal and so I’m I’m I’m sort of

0:25:17.880,0:25:23.100
interested in that but I’m at them at

0:25:20.880,0:25:27.390
the moment I can’t destroy any of my

0:25:23.100,0:25:29.460
computers so that is very the problem

0:25:27.390,0:25:31.470
actually you know since you mentioned

0:25:29.460,0:25:34.470
that that was exactly believe my machine

0:25:31.470,0:25:37.310
playing and mostly because I wanted to

0:25:34.470,0:25:41.850
have the ability you can actually get

0:25:37.310,0:25:45.750
Chrome OS install into a MacBook the

0:25:41.850,0:25:48.060
problem is you cannot do currently do a

0:25:45.750,0:25:51.210
boot and that’s what I wanted was to

0:25:48.060,0:25:54.630
keep Chrome OS on a part of the hard

0:25:51.210,0:25:56.280
drive and then Mac OS on the other side

0:25:54.630,0:25:58.250
of the hard drive and that’s what you

0:25:56.280,0:26:04.020
cannot do but you can technically today

0:25:58.250,0:26:05.730
turn your old or slow Mac OS into a

0:26:04.020,0:26:08.460
Chromebook but then it will give them

0:26:05.730,0:26:11.850
you know will make it super fast again

0:26:08.460,0:26:15.180
and and and so so for listeners you can

0:26:11.850,0:26:17.100
also do this to any Windows laptop any

0:26:15.180,0:26:20.280
any PC laptop that you have hanging

0:26:17.100,0:26:22.470
around if you take Chrome OS and put it

0:26:20.280,0:26:24.960
on to that laptop you have a new

0:26:22.470,0:26:27.420
lightning fast computer because Chrome

0:26:24.960,0:26:29.250
OS is such a small footprint on that

0:26:27.420,0:26:30.720
device and it has to be obviously

0:26:29.250,0:26:33.240
compatible you have you know obviously

0:26:30.720,0:26:34.919
the hard respects have to match but you

0:26:33.240,0:26:37.619
know Chrome OS works on all

0:26:34.919,0:26:40.619
variety of systems so as long as your

0:26:37.619,0:26:42.690
your processor and and hardware are

0:26:40.619,0:26:46.289
compatible you can install the operating

0:26:42.690,0:26:48.989
system on those computers and it will

0:26:46.289,0:26:50.369
revive it’ll give new life to a computer

0:26:48.989,0:26:52.679
that might be a little you know several

0:26:50.369,0:26:56.220
years old and maybe sluggish you know

0:26:52.679,0:26:59.669
using the big bulky windows you know

0:26:56.220,0:27:02.239
with no disrespect to that not that I

0:26:59.669,0:27:05.279
ever hold punches against Microsoft but

0:27:02.239,0:27:07.499
um but the but the reality is is that

0:27:05.279,0:27:09.600
you can actually do that and you know

0:27:07.499,0:27:12.239
for those of you also out there who are

0:27:09.600,0:27:14.249
thinking hardware and not sure about

0:27:12.239,0:27:16.289
operating system I really highly

0:27:14.249,0:27:18.330
recommend thinking about putting you

0:27:16.289,0:27:22.200
know an ISO the image of the operating

0:27:18.330,0:27:25.559
system for for Linux Mint or one of

0:27:22.200,0:27:28.289
those other flavors of Linux today the

0:27:25.559,0:27:32.220
software parody is there you can find an

0:27:28.289,0:27:34.769
almost across the board a compatible you

0:27:32.220,0:27:37.919
know alternative that is something that

0:27:34.769,0:27:40.169
has parity with all of the major you

0:27:37.919,0:27:41.489
know word processing or office suite

0:27:40.169,0:27:44.279
there’s LibreOffice which is a

0:27:41.489,0:27:46.019
fantastic office suite it’s an

0:27:44.279,0:27:48.539
alternative to Microsoft Office which is

0:27:46.019,0:27:51.539
not only free software meaning it is

0:27:48.539,0:27:53.580
free as in freedom but it’s also no cost

0:27:51.539,0:27:56.759
meaning that it is zero dollars to

0:27:53.580,0:27:59.489
download and use and it has you know a

0:27:56.759,0:28:03.749
word processor a spreadsheet workbook

0:27:59.489,0:28:07.710
software like Excel a keynote or

0:28:03.749,0:28:08.759
PowerPoint alternative and another

0:28:07.710,0:28:10.769
application that’s sort of like

0:28:08.759,0:28:14.100
Microsoft Access where you can develop

0:28:10.769,0:28:17.309
applications so in in essence you know

0:28:14.100,0:28:18.539
with with your browser and that office

0:28:17.309,0:28:21.899
suite you can do most of the

0:28:18.539,0:28:23.730
productivity software functions if not

0:28:21.899,0:28:26.369
more because you there’s a lot of

0:28:23.730,0:28:30.779
software out there for the Linux

0:28:26.369,0:28:32.419
platform Linux Mint itself you really

0:28:30.779,0:28:35.519
you really don’t have to worry about

0:28:32.419,0:28:38.159
feeling shutout in in that capacity

0:28:35.519,0:28:39.809
there are some things like Evernote that

0:28:38.159,0:28:41.999
you’re not going to be able to have on

0:28:39.809,0:28:44.970
your Linux laptop because Evernote

0:28:41.999,0:28:47.099
doesn’t produce a an official software

0:28:44.970,0:28:48.840
for that but there are alternatives you

0:28:47.099,0:28:51.480
know there’s there there are

0:28:48.840,0:28:54.450
unofficial versions of the soft of other

0:28:51.480,0:28:55.710
other software that works with every

0:28:54.450,0:28:57.539
your Evernote account and you can always

0:28:55.710,0:29:00.659
use Evernote web and things like that so

0:28:57.539,0:29:03.990
I for one and I’m curious about you guys

0:29:00.659,0:29:07.350
about the how whetted you need to be

0:29:03.990,0:29:09.179
today to hardware and before you answer

0:29:07.350,0:29:11.070
that and we close out the conversation I

0:29:09.179,0:29:12.779
also wanted to make a note that when

0:29:11.070,0:29:14.039
Francis was talking about Google Drive I

0:29:12.779,0:29:16.470
think it’s something that most people

0:29:14.039,0:29:19.289
don’t know which is that Google Drive is

0:29:16.470,0:29:21.330
not just going to drive.google.com and

0:29:19.289,0:29:23.909
accessing your files in the cloud

0:29:21.330,0:29:26.760
you also have an application that you

0:29:23.909,0:29:29.760
can download to your desktop computer

0:29:26.760,0:29:34.789
which it could be Windows or Mac and

0:29:29.760,0:29:38.399
that desktop computer software is

0:29:34.789,0:29:40.950
identical to Dropbox the only difference

0:29:38.399,0:29:43.289
is that files that are Google specific

0:29:40.950,0:29:46.260
Google Docs Google sheets Google slides

0:29:43.289,0:29:47.279
those only will those while you can see

0:29:46.260,0:29:49.169
them in Google Drive

0:29:47.279,0:29:50.970
they don’t actually download because

0:29:49.169,0:29:53.250
they live in the Google Drive on the

0:29:50.970,0:29:55.529
Google servers and so when you click on

0:29:53.250,0:29:59.309
any of those icons in Google Drive they

0:29:55.529,0:30:02.190
open in the web browser but the but any

0:29:59.309,0:30:04.740
other file like a PDF or a word document

0:30:02.190,0:30:06.539
where you keep it in its format or if

0:30:04.740,0:30:09.330
you’re a graphic designer and using

0:30:06.539,0:30:11.580
InDesign the INDD file or an AI file in

0:30:09.330,0:30:14.640
Photoshop or whatever it is the the

0:30:11.580,0:30:18.299
files that are not Google Docs or Google

0:30:14.640,0:30:20.159
Drive specific they will be real files

0:30:18.299,0:30:23.490
that you can open up on your desktop so

0:30:20.159,0:30:25.529
it’s it’s exactly like Dropbox with the

0:30:23.490,0:30:28.890
additional added benefits of being able

0:30:25.529,0:30:30.690
to open up your Google Docs will sheets

0:30:28.890,0:30:31.529
Google slides Google drawing whatever

0:30:30.690,0:30:34.529
what-have-you

0:30:31.529,0:30:36.960
in the browser and utilizing them so if

0:30:34.529,0:30:40.049
you’re if you’re thinking about those

0:30:36.960,0:30:41.700
options and like Francis said it’s very

0:30:40.049,0:30:43.950
nominal to have a hundred gigabytes

0:30:41.700,0:30:46.260
worth of additional storage space and

0:30:43.950,0:30:50.419
even when you go up to the very large

0:30:46.260,0:30:50.419
sizes the prices are still pretty good

0:30:50.960,0:30:57.570
right there’s a there’s a segue a bit to

0:30:56.070,0:31:00.539
what where I think you were going with

0:30:57.570,0:31:01.870
your comment before that before talking

0:31:00.539,0:31:04.300
about Google Drive

0:31:01.870,0:31:09.820
that I think there’s a there’s a sort of

0:31:04.300,0:31:12.220
a basic set of tools that an individual

0:31:09.820,0:31:13.770
needs to make sure they have access to

0:31:12.220,0:31:16.150
you were listing off a number of them

0:31:13.770,0:31:18.250
and I think there’s a distinction I

0:31:16.150,0:31:22.690
tried to destructor to draw distinction

0:31:18.250,0:31:25.240
oh it’s um a few years ago between it’s

0:31:22.690,0:31:28.930
sort of similar to the difference

0:31:25.240,0:31:31.320
between noise and signal and what I

0:31:28.930,0:31:35.860
would I came away with is that there are

0:31:31.320,0:31:38.530
features or capabilities that are have

0:31:35.860,0:31:41.890
to do with productivity and some that

0:31:38.530,0:31:45.100
have to do with convenience and I tried

0:31:41.890,0:31:48.130
to draw a line went between the two and

0:31:45.100,0:31:51.670
say that that which affects my

0:31:48.130,0:31:55.110
productivity is sort of core so for

0:31:51.670,0:31:57.870
example having a word processor is core

0:31:55.110,0:32:00.040
but having a word processor will maybe

0:31:57.870,0:32:03.850
send the five percent of the features

0:32:00.040,0:32:06.850
that word offers is probably convenient

0:32:03.850,0:32:09.490
more about convenience than productivity

0:32:06.850,0:32:12.300
because they don’t they I don’t use them

0:32:09.490,0:32:15.640
having them maybe I might use one every

0:32:12.300,0:32:17.170
five years or something but I think

0:32:15.640,0:32:19.270
there’s a there’s a difference between

0:32:17.170,0:32:21.100
the two and it came up when I was

0:32:19.270,0:32:25.300
transitioning from having a feature

0:32:21.100,0:32:27.730
phone plus PDA to buying a smart phone

0:32:25.300,0:32:29.110
so smart phones became the rage and I

0:32:27.730,0:32:31.300
was sort of on the sidelines watching

0:32:29.110,0:32:32.740
and thinking well why should I upgrade

0:32:31.300,0:32:33.940
and I was a little bit a little bit like

0:32:32.740,0:32:35.830
a booster I said you know what’s the

0:32:33.940,0:32:38.100
difference between having a knapsack not

0:32:35.830,0:32:40.750
some machine a lots of devices in it

0:32:38.100,0:32:43.030
versus having a smart phone and at the

0:32:40.750,0:32:45.460
time as I was sort of investigating and

0:32:43.030,0:32:47.070
watching people use them and I was

0:32:45.460,0:32:49.390
saying to myself well it looks as if

0:32:47.070,0:32:51.850
it’s more about convenience for them

0:32:49.390,0:32:54.100
because if I carry all of those those

0:32:51.850,0:32:55.660
devices in a knapsack are they more

0:32:54.100,0:32:58.120
productive than I am because they are

0:32:55.660,0:33:00.100
carrying a one smartphone and I said

0:32:58.120,0:33:02.260
well it’s more convenient because

0:33:00.100,0:33:04.860
everything is fits into a smaller form

0:33:02.260,0:33:08.410
factor but are they more productive and

0:33:04.860,0:33:11.830
for a long time I I said no no no no no

0:33:08.410,0:33:13.750
no no and then the first apps started to

0:33:11.830,0:33:15.340
appear that were useful to me anyway

0:33:13.750,0:33:17.490
that

0:33:15.340,0:33:20.620
capabilities they’d use something from

0:33:17.490,0:33:22.090
from ik for example a phone call would

0:33:20.620,0:33:24.340
immediately get captured in your

0:33:22.090,0:33:26.770
contacts or you could pull up a contact

0:33:24.340,0:33:29.950
and so that app actually crossed the

0:33:26.770,0:33:32.050
capability between the contact manager

0:33:29.950,0:33:34.360
and the phone app and that’s when I said

0:33:32.050,0:33:36.490
okay well that’s one example of a new

0:33:34.360,0:33:38.680
productive solution and I should get the

0:33:36.490,0:33:40.420
smart phone if I want that particular

0:33:38.680,0:33:42.450
feature that’s not a matter of

0:33:40.420,0:33:44.650
convenience that’s a matter of

0:33:42.450,0:33:47.050
productivity because know I can do

0:33:44.650,0:33:50.770
something but I can’t do with having a

0:33:47.050,0:33:55.270
phone over here and contact a contact

0:33:50.770,0:33:57.490
database on my PDA over there so I tried

0:33:55.270,0:34:01.120
to draw that distinction I found it kind

0:33:57.490,0:34:03.910
of helpful in that I pay more attention

0:34:01.120,0:34:06.010
to core productivity than than

0:34:03.910,0:34:07.960
convenience um

0:34:06.010,0:34:11.500
and that resonates at all with your guys

0:34:07.960,0:34:13.720
experience I I’m I’m I’m unfortunately

0:34:11.500,0:34:15.970
on the opposite side of you and Augusto

0:34:13.720,0:34:18.130
here because not because I don’t agree I

0:34:15.970,0:34:22.770
actually agree with you it’s just that I

0:34:18.130,0:34:26.260
still carry so many pieces of technology

0:34:22.770,0:34:29.260
I’m a bit of a I’m a bit of a technology

0:34:26.260,0:34:31.990
hoarder in the sense that I I still

0:34:29.260,0:34:34.810
carry my Kindle 3G that I absolutely

0:34:31.990,0:34:37.420
adore and I refuse to upgrade to the

0:34:34.810,0:34:40.300
paperwhite until it dies and it still

0:34:37.420,0:34:41.860
keeps on truckin’ and an Amazon you know

0:34:40.300,0:34:45.160
keeps sending me these deals you know

0:34:41.860,0:34:47.320
like hey if you turn in your Kindle then

0:34:45.160,0:34:49.150
we’ll be in an upgrade to the paperwhite

0:34:47.320,0:34:52.060
then you’ll be able to do so and I’m

0:34:49.150,0:34:54.700
like why it’s great I love this device

0:34:52.060,0:34:56.620
and and I’ve had it for years and years

0:34:54.700,0:34:57.970
and years now and it just keeps on

0:34:56.620,0:35:00.280
working and it’s a single function

0:34:57.970,0:35:02.560
device meaning that when I’m reading I’m

0:35:00.280,0:35:05.110
only reading and that is highly

0:35:02.560,0:35:07.270
productive for me and so I carry my

0:35:05.110,0:35:09.310
mobile tablet and I carry two laptops

0:35:07.270,0:35:11.290
and I carry you know my phone and I

0:35:09.310,0:35:14.470
carry all the chargers and so I am

0:35:11.290,0:35:16.780
really really bad about the the idea of

0:35:14.470,0:35:19.120
traveling light when it comes to

0:35:16.780,0:35:21.040
technology but I I think it’s it’s

0:35:19.120,0:35:23.020
really important to think about form

0:35:21.040,0:35:25.420
factors thinking about your health back

0:35:23.020,0:35:28.099
health especially if you are commuting

0:35:25.420,0:35:29.779
every day and you’re carrying a

0:35:28.099,0:35:31.759
quite a substantial weight especially on

0:35:29.779,0:35:33.529
one shoulder you know that can be very

0:35:31.759,0:35:36.229
very bad for your back especially if you

0:35:33.529,0:35:38.539
have adult scoliosis or some other kind

0:35:36.229,0:35:40.579
of lower back issue you know really be

0:35:38.539,0:35:43.279
conscientious of those kinds of things

0:35:40.579,0:35:45.289
because technology doesn’t have to be

0:35:43.279,0:35:48.289
heavy today you know you can really get

0:35:45.289,0:35:55.069
light technology without without

0:35:48.289,0:35:58.309
compromise you know I will love to go

0:35:55.069,0:36:00.680
how we’re independent and mostly because

0:35:58.309,0:36:01.130
a geeky kid the geek who lives on my

0:36:00.680,0:36:05.269
heart

0:36:01.130,0:36:07.400
we love one by you know one half on his

0:36:05.269,0:36:12.160
desk you know three thousand computers

0:36:07.400,0:36:14.779
but that said there are certain key

0:36:12.160,0:36:17.210
complications or core applications as

0:36:14.779,0:36:21.829
transit called and that I’m not willing

0:36:17.210,0:36:25.729
to to live with us and if the advice and

0:36:21.829,0:36:29.479
Carol qualities has not the ability to

0:36:25.729,0:36:31.970
look at them then I’m simply not

0:36:29.479,0:36:36.979
interested there is two or three

0:36:31.970,0:36:40.519
applications that they live on on iOS

0:36:36.979,0:36:43.849
and for which I depend one of them is

0:36:40.519,0:36:49.549
the Scrivener Scrivener can go into a PC

0:36:43.849,0:36:52.809
can go into a Mac or iOS but it cannot

0:36:49.549,0:36:57.589
go jet into an Android device I am not

0:36:52.809,0:37:00.950
particularly interested on on a PC so if

0:36:57.589,0:37:04.729
I where to have a different OS most

0:37:00.950,0:37:08.390
likely will be Android so there there is

0:37:04.729,0:37:11.420
you know that there is things and

0:37:08.390,0:37:14.660
OmniFocus are not in Android either and

0:37:11.420,0:37:17.900
I use a journaling software that or that

0:37:14.660,0:37:21.069
is called a1 that it’s also not there

0:37:17.900,0:37:25.519
and finally there is one password who

0:37:21.069,0:37:26.479
again can I go around and find a

0:37:25.519,0:37:28.279
solution yes

0:37:26.479,0:37:32.390
all of these software’s has have

0:37:28.279,0:37:34.009
equivalents I will day someday will come

0:37:32.390,0:37:35.180
something significantly better and I

0:37:34.009,0:37:39.289
will leave them behind

0:37:35.180,0:37:40.470
probably but right now my ecosystem

0:37:39.289,0:37:43.050
works in there too

0:37:40.470,0:37:45.569
we have this family calendar and

0:37:43.050,0:37:49.619
everything else set up in iCloud that

0:37:45.569,0:37:51.900
means if I go to Android for example or

0:37:49.619,0:37:54.240
Chromebooks I cannot look at my calendar

0:37:51.900,0:37:57.630
I cannot go on the family calendar and

0:37:54.240,0:38:02.700
that just produced or create problems

0:37:57.630,0:38:06.270
for me so right now they current

0:38:02.700,0:38:12.920
realities Imus talked into something you

0:38:06.270,0:38:16.530
know or a Windows or a Mac or or an iOS

0:38:12.920,0:38:19.380
the Mac OS as much as I love it if an

0:38:16.530,0:38:22.079
overkill for me it can do way more than

0:38:19.380,0:38:23.819
what I need that then at time what he

0:38:22.079,0:38:27.780
produces more distractions than

0:38:23.819,0:38:31.800
effectiveness the iOS keep me focused

0:38:27.780,0:38:34.890
and pretty effective and as I said can I

0:38:31.800,0:38:38.369
work on a Windows yes I can work on a

0:38:34.890,0:38:40.859
Windows I did Windows for many years and

0:38:38.369,0:38:44.880
I have keep myself up to date because

0:38:40.859,0:38:47.010
well I coach people who lives in Windows

0:38:44.880,0:38:49.560
I work with customers who live in the

0:38:47.010,0:38:51.480
windows and HUD I deal with businesses

0:38:49.560,0:38:55.619
who lives in window so I want to be

0:38:51.480,0:38:59.670
proficient but I may be because I am

0:38:55.619,0:39:02.630
profitable I don’t want my own life to

0:38:59.670,0:39:02.630
be on a Windows computer

0:39:03.190,0:39:07.510
and I can understand that I mean you

0:39:05.230,0:39:11.440
know the the the ability to use a

0:39:07.510,0:39:13.780
platform that is more limited in its not

0:39:11.440,0:39:17.710
limited but more focused in the way in

0:39:13.780,0:39:20.230
which its user interface is designed so

0:39:17.710,0:39:22.000
that you can really be in that you know

0:39:20.230,0:39:24.400
like when you’re working in on iPad like

0:39:22.000,0:39:27.130
you are used to you’re working and you

0:39:24.400,0:39:28.810
have a and an app open you know I mean

0:39:27.130,0:39:31.390
and now you can have multiple

0:39:28.810,0:39:34.060
applications open the same time this

0:39:31.390,0:39:35.890
idea of having multiple apps tasking in

0:39:34.060,0:39:37.600
front of you is great for being able to

0:39:35.890,0:39:39.850
take data from one and do something in

0:39:37.600,0:39:42.040
the other but you’re really you’re

0:39:39.850,0:39:44.140
really forced to focus because it’s

0:39:42.040,0:39:46.000
taken over your entire screen and you’re

0:39:44.140,0:39:48.130
just in that one particular application

0:39:46.000,0:39:51.190
so I can see the benefits of that

0:39:48.130,0:39:54.100
limited focus or that that ability to

0:39:51.190,0:39:56.230
focus within and on a tablet environment

0:39:54.100,0:39:58.990
and you know I would just say that the

0:39:56.230,0:40:00.430
the big things for me is to have some

0:39:58.990,0:40:04.330
kind of productivity suite like a

0:40:00.430,0:40:06.160
Microsoft Office or LibreOffice on the

0:40:04.330,0:40:08.380
computing device whatever that might be

0:40:06.160,0:40:10.480
in my case you know Google Drive on the

0:40:08.380,0:40:12.670
tablet and having Google Drive and that

0:40:10.480,0:40:16.870
accessible across my platforms is my

0:40:12.670,0:40:19.870
preferred choice and then some kind of

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security and backup technology now for

0:40:19.870,0:40:24.280
those of you who are graphic designers

0:40:22.090,0:40:27.010
or engineers where you need CAD or

0:40:24.280,0:40:31.180
something else like that we are on the

0:40:27.010,0:40:32.680
the precipice of the technology to allow

0:40:31.180,0:40:35.980
all of these things to be cloud-based

0:40:32.680,0:40:38.050
and I’m gonna make the prediction that

0:40:35.980,0:40:39.910
eventually all of these technologies

0:40:38.050,0:40:43.630
will have either a cloud-based solution

0:40:39.910,0:40:46.810
or an app mobile application such that

0:40:43.630,0:40:49.210
the operating system as we know it from

0:40:46.810,0:40:53.320
a desktop perspective will become less

0:40:49.210,0:40:55.690
and less important and the browser-based

0:40:53.320,0:40:57.790
software would become or the or the

0:40:55.690,0:41:01.810
mobile application platform depending

0:40:57.790,0:41:02.710
upon what Google does with Andromeda or

0:41:01.810,0:41:06.610
you know whatever

0:41:02.710,0:41:08.440
fuschia is going to be the the idea that

0:41:06.610,0:41:12.280
you’re going to basically have the

0:41:08.440,0:41:14.020
option of using that software platform

0:41:12.280,0:41:16.690
independent because you can access it

0:41:14.020,0:41:20.560
from the browser so with that in mind

0:41:16.690,0:41:23.530
you know I I really think that looking

0:41:20.560,0:41:25.780
for alternatives in the cloud if you’re

0:41:23.530,0:41:27.280
going to be on multiple platforms is

0:41:25.780,0:41:29.170
obviously important but also if you’re

0:41:27.280,0:41:31.930
going to be on multiple devices from a

0:41:29.170,0:41:34.329
phone to a tablet to a laptop to

0:41:31.930,0:41:37.660
potentially some kind of communal cross

0:41:34.329,0:41:40.750
device like a surface which is not quite

0:41:37.660,0:41:42.160
a tablet but not a computer either you

0:41:40.750,0:41:45.970
know it’s this sort of intermediary

0:41:42.160,0:41:47.940
device convergence device each person

0:41:45.970,0:41:51.460
has to sort of work out for themselves

0:41:47.940,0:41:53.700
there’s no one right answer regardless

0:41:51.460,0:41:56.470
of what the advertisers might tell you

0:41:53.700,0:41:59.589
we’re all constructing or ecosystems to

0:41:56.470,0:42:01.900
serve our peculiar needs I think back to

0:41:59.589,0:42:04.420
what I said before it that if you can

0:42:01.900,0:42:08.109
separate productivity from convenience

0:42:04.420,0:42:12.490
and make sure that the productive bases

0:42:08.109,0:42:16.180
are covered and then look to convenience

0:42:12.490,0:42:17.829
as a secondary attribute I think if

0:42:16.180,0:42:19.930
everyone could do that then they would

0:42:17.829,0:42:20.800
it would force the kind of answers that

0:42:19.930,0:42:23.230
work for them

0:42:20.800,0:42:25.170
but if it’s all it’s always gonna be an

0:42:23.230,0:42:28.780
individual solution that fits your

0:42:25.170,0:42:31.560
particular needs it’s just it’s you your

0:42:28.780,0:42:34.119
habits your preferences your behaviors

0:42:31.560,0:42:36.130
but at the same time you’ve got to be

0:42:34.119,0:42:39.430
productive because that’s your core so

0:42:36.130,0:42:43.270
to speak the three of us well we keep

0:42:39.430,0:42:45.760
high levels of productivity to have such

0:42:43.270,0:42:48.730
a different setup and what Frances says

0:42:45.760,0:42:50.890
is really the key it doesn’t matter it

0:42:48.730,0:42:54.040
doesn’t matter if you like it or don’t

0:42:50.890,0:42:56.470
like the iOS what matters is that the

0:42:54.040,0:42:58.990
tool you’re going to use is the tool

0:42:56.470,0:43:00.760
that is going to allow you to be more

0:42:58.990,0:43:03.760
productive and if something changed

0:43:00.760,0:43:06.819
tomorrow and Windows by a miracle comes

0:43:03.760,0:43:08.589
to produce you know more productivity I

0:43:06.819,0:43:10.150
will change in a heartbeat

0:43:08.589,0:43:11.890
absolutely I think it’s important for

0:43:10.150,0:43:14.440
people to remember that you know it’s

0:43:11.890,0:43:16.839
it’s not the hammer and the chisel but

0:43:14.440,0:43:19.720
it’s the it’s the sculptor you know

0:43:16.839,0:43:22.060
skill of the sculptor with the with

0:43:19.720,0:43:25.119
whatever hammer and chisel that will

0:43:22.060,0:43:27.339
allow him or her to create a great piece

0:43:25.119,0:43:29.670
of sculpture and I think that’s the same

0:43:27.339,0:43:31.559
with hardware you can put any

0:43:29.670,0:43:33.630
we’re in front of us and we’re gonna

0:43:31.559,0:43:35.670
make the best use of it and that’s I

0:43:33.630,0:43:38.040
think the most productive perspective

0:43:35.670,0:43:39.980
when it comes to is is taking it and

0:43:38.040,0:43:43.140
molding it to the needs that you have

0:43:39.980,0:43:46.380
because most often than not people think

0:43:43.140,0:43:49.530
that because a piece of hardware does or

0:43:46.380,0:43:51.270
does not have some fancy feature that

0:43:49.530,0:43:53.280
they can’t be productive that’s not

0:43:51.270,0:43:54.990
actually the core of what makes you

0:43:53.280,0:43:57.329
productive how you approach it your

0:43:54.990,0:43:59.040
attitude and how you utilize it is so

0:43:57.329,0:44:01.290
much more important I want to thank you

0:43:59.040,0:44:03.180
all for joining us today and we want to

0:44:01.290,0:44:05.579
hear from you let us know about your

0:44:03.180,0:44:08.730
hardware choices Hardware questions and

0:44:05.579,0:44:12.359
your experiences with finding hardware

0:44:08.730,0:44:14.460
that is productive for your system let

0:44:12.359,0:44:16.200
us know contact us by going to

0:44:14.460,0:44:19.740
productivity cast net forward slash

0:44:16.200,0:44:21.270
contact and let us know we really

0:44:19.740,0:44:22.920
appreciate and look forward to hearing

0:44:21.270,0:44:24.780
from you all thank you to Francis Wade

0:44:22.920,0:44:26.490
for joining us here on this episode of

0:44:24.780,0:44:28.650
productivity casts the weekly show about

0:44:26.490,0:44:31.079
all things personal productivity I’m Ray

0:44:28.650,0:44:33.329
Sidney-Smith with Augusto Pinaud here’s

0:44:31.079,0:44:35.910
to your productive life that’s it for

0:44:33.329,0:44:37.530
this episode of ProductivityCast the

0:44:35.910,0:44:40.319
weekly show about all things

0:44:37.530,0:44:44.180
productivity with your hosts Ray Sidney-

0:44:40.319,0:44:44.180
Smith and Augusto Pinaud

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