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Greg M. Jung
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Virtual, Portable Office and Technology as a Commodity
Greg M. Jung   11/25/2012 8:57:57 PM
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I agree with the trends listed below.  With my smart phone, laptop and an internet connection I can set up my 'virtual', portable office at home, in the airport, at the coffee shop or just about anywhere else and do basic office work.  I expect this trend to continue to grow.

On another note, I also see technology (and sometimes engineers) more and more being looked upon as a commodity resource in many areas.  Instead of hiring and maintaining permanent, full-time domestic engineers, many companies now are trying to just hire contract engineers until the project is finished or farm out the simpler tasks to oversees engineers who will work for less.  This will continue to push the evolution of our work day as this trend continues to grow.

Jack Rupert, PE
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Jack Rupert, PE   11/30/2012 4:51:44 PM
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Excellent point in your second paragraph, Greg.  Not only is the workday going to evolve, but the necessary skillsets and successful personality traits as well.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: prediction on communication
Ann R. Thryft   1/25/2013 3:50:32 PM
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Nancy, that's funny and a realistic assessment at the same time--and also, I kind of hope, a realistic prediction.

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Nancy Golden   1/25/2013 7:26:00 PM
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Me too, Ann. I think we lose a lot by not conversing in person when the topic can lead to exploring different areas that just wouldn't happen via email. But then, I still prefer paper catalogues instead of CDs. While it is so much easier to plug what you are looking for in a search box, you don't get to see all the neat stuff that you would when you are flipping through a catalogue trying to find something...ideas come from different places and if we take away these types of interaction, then those places begin diminishing...

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Ann R. Thryft   1/28/2013 4:26:30 PM
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I agree about paper catalogues, Nancy, and for a couple of other reasons as well. They come to me--I don't have to think about looking for something and then go look for it, so they save me a lot of time and energy. Plus they're not on a screen so I'm not getting yet more eyestrain.

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Nancy Golden   1/28/2013 8:41:06 PM
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Good point about the eye strain, Ann. I can't bring myself to buy a Kindle or a Nook. There is nothing like holding a good old-fashioned book or magazine in your hands for a good read and to get away from the computer screen!

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Ann R. Thryft   1/30/2013 12:36:33 PM
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I agree, Nancy--I'm a book person. For reading long documents, it's hard to beat print. OTOH, the way we use print pages is what's behind the multi-page PaperTab we wrote about here:
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=257520

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