Many Young Adults Ditch Laptops For Smartphones
Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:16 AM
The results are worrisome to quite a degree. Looking only at the US results; 41% of people in target demographic either don't use a computer for productivity, or don't care to.
Regardless of motives, if this study carries any accuracy, I guess we will only be hiring people over 30, or those from the 39% and 9% who preferred computers which can be used productively.
The smartphone, in all its glory, is no where near being a productivity platform. A communications device; definitely. A consumption device; positively. A creation device; slightly. I'm sure a person could, to some small degree, be productive with a smart phone; but I would have to ask, "why?".
Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:48 AM
When the times comes for them to actually do something, then they'll realize that many things just can't be done on a phone.
I wish them luck finding a job...
Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:24 PM
I can share my documents, websites between any of seven Desktop and Notebooks almost immediately. Even playing big birds on a cell phone for someone with poor eyesight is all but impossible. My smart phone is for calls, texting and some Data to check scores and be notified when packages will be arriving.
Half the so called younger generation only reply on social media. Do I really want everyone to know when I am going to take a dump, not to mention the fact that thieves use that information when the see that you are out.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:26 PM
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:59 PM
"If you had to choose one device" does not reflect reality -- especially for ultra-lightweight users who -- according to this survey -- may not even OWN a desktop or laptop. (Doesn't look like they screened for this....)
Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:02 PM
Survey creators are mostly MORONS!!!
Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:51 PM
Survey creators are mostly MORONS!!!
I wouldn't call them Morons, but surveys show 11 out of every 10 MORONS create such surveys.
On a serious note though; I have met some of the people this surveys references. They really believe their smartphone is the do all, be all.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:55 PM
(choose only one), lets look at numbers:
" 1800 18- to 30-year-old users in 18 countries."
They have defined 2 variables, Age and country of origin, with 13 ages and 18 countries. That's 234 demographics they are combining here, with a sample size of 1800/234 = 7.7 people. Even ignoring the age demographics by calling it one "generation", 100 people is far too small a sample size to get significant data, as many regions, like the US, are incredibly diverse.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:42 PM
Now if the question was'' Which is your favorite media consumption or content creation device''? The answer would have probably been different.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:19 PM
I wonder what the percentage was of people who check their desktops before they get out of bed.
Of course people are going to choose their phone over a laptop or desktop as a must-have.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:41 AM
From there, how often, which is preferred for those tasks, etc. Smartphones will no-doubt become far more productive, but that's not in the near future. More power, more developed apps, easy (standardized) docking, better battery life, more robust builds, etc., and at a consumable price point.
It doesn't - shouldn't - take a study to state the obvious. At least the relative preferential stats are interesting, even if they are reflective of many things that are not part of the assumptions of the survey (culture, infrastructure, relative costs, etc.).
In my next life I want to be a market "analyst".
Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:34 AM
Yep, no way would I bank online with any of my devices save my desktop. It's the only platform on which I can apply reasonably safe countermeasures. I have access only to Safari on my iDevices. Safari is a joke re security on my Macs. Firefox, with their security addons, and the Mozilla team's dedication to safety, is the choice for me.