Announcing the device that I will be using
I have received many inquiries in the last few days about when will I be announcing the smartphone that I will be using for myself now that the 81-day-experiment is over. Finally, I have a date for this announcement. This will be December 7 during a Webinar which we will be holding on that day. This Webinar is part of the “lunch & learn on the air” Webinar series which we hold every Thursday at 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm Pacific Time. To register for the December 7 Webinar, or any of the lunch & learn Webinars, please visit the “lunch & learn on the air” Webinar series (the December registrations will open on December 1st).
What is happening meanwhile?
Meanwhile, I am continuing to review and analyze my findings, and prepare to write more about them. I am also continuing to post case studies from users, as well as news and updates about new devices, and potentially using new devices, and answering some of the questions that I receive offline. If you are interested in contributing your case study, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Case Study in the subject line. If you are interested in entering the drawing, you can still send your guess of which smartphone I will be selecting also to email@example.com (we will continue to take entries until December 7 at 8:00 am Pacific Time).
By the way, I have not chosen my smartphone yet. There are two devices that are pretty high in the running, and a third device that I am also considering.
A new kind of experiment has started
This new experiment, or activity, was inspired by the 81-day-experiment. This one is about physical exercise. My main effort at People-OnTheGo centers on productivity and bridging the gap between technology and people. Working in the field of productivity, and being among busy professionals who are working at being more productive, I noticed that physical exercise is such a critical part of staying productive and achieving results all around. What I also experienced and noticed (at least for some of us) is that it is not easy to drag ourselves to the exercise activity, and make time for it, and not to mention sustain it over time.
The 81-day-experiment did require some significant commitment to plan the devices and activities and most importantly to execute on the plan day after day. It was in a way an experiment of discipline. But it got to be easier over time. It became a habit. They say it takes 30 days to form or change a habit, so 81 days will for sure do it.
The 81-day-experiment made me wonder how productive and fulfilling would it be to engage in a physical exercise activity every day for 81-days. Will it become a natural part of the day and easily sustainable over time? Will the cumulative effect be much greater than the sum? Will it result in greater productivity gains? Will it slow down the Interent time? Will it help reduce the stress of the information overload? Hence, the 81-day-exercise program was born. It started on Wednesday November 8, 2006. I will be reporting on it in the less-is-more blog. Stay tuned for more, or you can even join in!