Leave Your PC At The Office

Sales ‌• August 19, 2009

I track and follow a few prominent bloggers, one of which is Seth Godin.  Seth had a recent post called “The Talking Pad“.

Seth’s point is one of those pet-peeves that has always irked me since my days my days as a corporate soldier.  Microsoft popularized this behavior and somehow it has spread and is now commonplace, especially among the younger generations.  I suspect their logic goes something like this ~ ‘Hey I have to write it on paper and then go type it into an email, CRM, or project management system – that doesn’t make any sense.  I’ll save that time by just flipping the lid open and taking the notes digitally and save myself lots of time…’

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Problem is, that selfish thinking totally excludes the notion that people like to talk to people – not nerds typing on a keyboard.  Besides, what is worse is that many times those nerds aren’t even taking notes – they are chatting with friends, checking email, or worse – checking and updating their facebook page.

I guess it all boils down to manners and respect.  When it comes to meeting with strangers for the first time, you just don’t sit down and flip your lid – its disrespectful!

In my humble opinion (IMHO).

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