I am a healthcare administrator interested in being productive. I believe that the combination of a tablet (iPad 1 currently) and a smartphone can drastically improve how we do work without adding too much complexity. The “how” of accomplishing this productivity is the focus of this blog. Here are just a few of the topics I hope to cover.
1. Transitioning from paper to the iPad
2. Apps to get and why
3. GTD on the iPad
4. Integrating the old Blackberry with a paperless system
The reason I focus on productivity is so I have more time to do the things I truly love, like being with my family and riding my bike. My obsession with bikes and bike racing (cyclocross in particular) could be a whole other blog….but, I digress.
- Otherwise, I love technology…especially technology that creates value rather than being simple toys. I am sometimes saddened by co-workers wielding their brand new iPads only to have then sit idle in meetings while they take notes on paper or view emails on their old smart phones. In fact, I have seen people carrying a iPad only to have their assistant print a copy of their Outlook Calendar on a daily basis; comfortable habits and processes die slowly. I intend to write about how to accelerate the grieving process!
My current setup (as of October 2011)
- Mail (duh)
This blog is not primarily financially driven (yet), I have made about enough to buy a few apps on the App Store. Although, someday I would like to make enough money to buy some new gadgets and bike parts! I put it up in July of 2011 as a way to re-connect myself with technology and to write about my own experiences with my iPad.
That said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
First, the obvious: I am a healthcare administrator as I wrote above.
Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto if I use an affiliate link that gets me 8 cents instead of a link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.
This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules.
To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:
Although, to be truly honest; I have received none of the above…yet! Maybe, if you like the blog enough and enough new readers join…some of the above may hold true.