I'm obviously sub-human, as I don't "check my phone" at all, if it rings, I answer it, and if it bleeps a notification I'll look at it, but other than that it stays in my pocket.
Dave Coplin Dave Coplin, speaking at Business Transformed A few days ago, I heard an interesting keynote speech. The speaker was Dave Coplin, who in times past could have been called an anthropologist. Dave’s job title is in fact "chief envisioning officer" at Microsoft UK. The speech took place at Business Transformed, a …
Tuesday 17th June 2014 13:18 GMT ForthIsNotDead
Tuesday 17th June 2014 13:32 GMT PlacidCasual
Tuesday 17th June 2014 14:07 GMT silent_count
chief envisioning officer
Yes, that job title really should come with tights and a cape.
"My gawd! That dude's expression! It's like he's just been hit on the head with a cricket bat."
"Nah. Show some compassion. He looks like he's constipated."
"No, no guys. Stand back and let him do his thing...
That's the Chief Envisioning Officer."
(Possibly, chiefly envisioning where his life could have gone so dreadfully wrong to end up with such a crappy job title)
Bullshit aside, it does sound like a moderately interesting read.
Tuesday 17th June 2014 14:29 GMT Salts
Tuesday 17th June 2014 15:57 GMT Anonymous Coward
How I outsmart the digital deluge ..
'Coplin .. talks about how “toast” – the Microsoft word for the little messages that pop up in the right-hand corner of your screen when you get a mail – is counter-productive.'
I don't have any such pop ups .. I have the phone permanently on voice-mail, if this is an emergency they I may get back to you tomorrow, I only check the email once a day, I'm totally under deluged ..
"Coplin quotes a Microsoft research finding that coders who were momentarily distracted took 23 minutes to get back to proper work"
Excuse me, but this sounds like stating the bleeding obvious ..
Wednesday 18th June 2014 09:02 GMT D.B.
I read this yesterday while sitting around in London Liverpool Street waiting for the trains to start running again (shout out to any other el reg readers who were trying to commute out of there yesterday - took me three hours to get home).
Free feels like the right price to me. Had I paid £7 for the paperback version I'd have felt pretty hard done by. The most interesting points have all been covered in the above review - there really isn't much to it beyond what's already been mentioned. Oh, except that fridges are going to be connected to the internet, apparently.
Perhaps I'm just not part of the right demographic to 'get' it. I've certainly never been accused of being a 'Thought Leader'...
Wednesday 18th June 2014 12:10 GMT Anonymous Coward