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More on the office of tomorrow…

I know I’ve covered this considerably over the past year. But I wanted to talk in-depth about a couple of significant changes in the office of tomorrow. First off, one of the things I saw demonstrated the other day was a satellite connection (for networking) that you can put on top your car. What that means is your car is always connected. It was interesting. I have also played with the MiFi, which is a connection to either LTE (which is 4g, Long Term Evolution or 4 g version 2) and 5g which isn’t 4g, it is significantly faster.

But the other side is also interesting. The reality of digital vs physical. When I was first a consultant we used to have to gather travel receipts and then copy them to submit into the expense system. It took time; now, many recipients can be captured digitally and don’t paper. But there are still things that we have to on occasion scan. Portable scanners are impressive today. I have two different portable scanners, and I find that I use them all the time when I am away from home.

The other thing that has improved radically is the printer. We used to have one printer for the primary computers in the house (my wife had two, I had one, and the kids had two). We had color inkjet printers and laser black and white printers. The kids printed a lot more color, but my wife printed a lot more than anyone else did in the house.

Printers now, portable and otherwise are small and useful. You can easily get a small battery-operated thermal printer that prints similar to a laser but does so on regular typing paper. You can also get a portable battery-operated color inkjet printer.

Now the office to tomorrow will ask what are your biggest time constructing today. Is it your network, your printer or something else.

From external USB connected plug and play hard drives to the ever-expanding reality not only of printing but scanning and connection, the office of tomorrow will be where you are. My favorite day as a teacher was the first day of warm spring enough that I could take my class outside and let them read. Your office will be like that in the future. Where you are, when you are!

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    Do you ever get to work at home?

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    Do you have a printer at home?

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    Do you have a large monitor at home?

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    Do you have wifi at home?

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    Do you have a scanner at home?

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  1. Q: Do you ever get to work at home?
    Yes (6 votes) – 75%
    No (2 votes) – 25%
    Q: Do you have a printer at home?
    Yes (7 votes) – 100%
    Q: Do you have a large monitor at home?
    Yes (5 votes) – 63%
    No (3 votes) – 38%
    Q: Do you have wifi at home?
    Yes (7 votes) – 100%
    Q: Do you have a scanner at home?
    Yes (8 votes) – 100%
    Q: Do you have a wired keyboard at home?
    Yes (3 votes) – 43%
    No (4 votes) – 57%

    • Funny thing, I have a printer on two levels of the house. One (in my wife’s office) gets used every day.

      The one in the basement normally gets used once a month. Mostly to print labels when I sell stuff on eBay!

      with wifi printers (they both are) everyone in the house can print. But now, other than the person that has to for work, nobody prints.

      The two college students don’t even print papers for professors anymore!

  2. And one that is not wired.

    I have to say that being a commenter is quick and easy. (Most of my comments are very insightful but I can certainly get this wrapped up quickly.)

    Time will tell if it will remain permanent or if I am simply weaning off the site.

    So much to think about and so many changes in my life.

    Have a great day!

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