Since the proper advance of smartphones, (what year are we talking? 2010? 2011?), we are now of course completely used to and blasé about seeing people CONSTANTLY on their phones in any given social, work, sporting or let’s be honest, inappropriate situation. It is the way of the world we live in. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don’t.
And of course on the train, commuting into your city of choice, you can see nearly everyone is plugged-in in some way, either listening to music on their phones, texting, emailing, reading a book or scrolling through their latest twitter news feed #justsayin.
So far so obvious you say – clearly I am not relaying rocket science to you dear readers, however the shift from using one’s mobile idiot device as a leisure or perhaps, more likely, a boredom busting apparatus, is slowly transforming from fun to becoming a more purpose led operation.
That is to say, with train wifi, transportable technology and multi device synchronisation available at the touch of a button, all equals a means to work on the move, a means to turn your daily journey into an extension of the working day by using those early and late hours to tap into The Cloud and your networks, allowing you to access everything you need while everything around you moves.
The Cloud provides me with fantastic accessibility whilst travelling to London with an impending deadline looming ahead.
It lets me get my files from The Cloud, mess about with them, save them and email them forthwith all with such ease and flexibility that there’s actually no real need for me to go to the big smoke, I could just as easily stay on the train and work as everything I need is there. (the only downside being the swaying from side to side – not so good when trying to design something or let’s be frank, the toilets ain’t all that either).
Anyway I digress! The Cloud doth provide and it just makes my life easier. Companies have listened to their customers and they are allowing them to expand, flourish and work more readily in any situation that is required and that is to be celebrated. Now point me in the direction of the buffet car because this morning’s journey is going to require more than a little caffeinated assistance.