Laptops Killed Work-Life Balance - The Atlantic


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"Some disagreement exists over whether 2007 or 2008 was the first year that laptops outsold desktops in the general market, but 2008 was the first year that American employers bought more laptops than desktops."

"Instead of liberating white-collar and “knowledge” workers from their offices, laptops turned many people’s whole lives into an office. Smartphones might require you to read an after-hours email or check in on the office-communication platform Slack before you start your commute, but portable computers gave workers 24-hour access to the sophisticated, expensive applications—Salesforce CRM, Oracle ERP, Adobe Photoshop—that made their full range of duties possible."

"More than the smartphone, laptops ended “work hours” as a concept."
laptops  technology  computers  AmandaMull  2020  2020-02  TheAtlantic  business  WorkLifeBalance 
11 days ago by briansholis
H. Armstrong Roberts / ClassicStock; Getty; Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic The New York City subway is a terrible place for productivity. During the morning…
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15 days ago by jasenpheffer
Laptops Killed Work-Life Balance - The Atlantic. Counterpoint ...before laptops women with kids were often shut out of management jobs. So yes, more work…
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15 days ago by mathewi
As laptops have kept improving, and Wi-Fi has continued to reach ever further into the crevices of American life, however, the reality of laptops’ potential stopped looking quite so rosy. Instead of liberating white-collar and “knowledge” workers from their office, laptops turned many people’s whole life into an office. Smartphones might require you to read an after-hours email or check in on the office-communication platform Slack before you started your commute, but portable computers gave workers 24-hour access to the sophisticated, expensive applications—Salesforce CRM, Oracle ERP, Adobe Photoshop—that made their full range of duties possible.
business  technology  computing 
15 days ago by terry
always read about modern tech culture but especially about why laptops are bad actually
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16 days ago by kohlmannj
H. Armstrong Roberts / ClassicStock; Getty; Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic The New York City subway is a terrible place for productivity. During the morning…
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16 days ago by zachmargolis
- Earlier this week, a woman managed to find a seat next to me on the train, took out her laptop, and started plugging away at a spreadsheet. The sight filled me with dread, as it does every time I spot a fellow commuter writing code or finessing a PowerPoint while I listen to podcasts. I suddenly became much more aware of the hard, thin edge of my own work computer, digging into my thigh through my tote bag.
technology  business  consumerbehaviour 
16 days ago by renaissancechambara