And You Call It Human Technology?

2 April 2002 14:50

Hmm... I must be in the 'zone' right now. With the right kind of environment (no unnecessary distractions), mindset and mood, I actually managed to get a lot of stuff done both personal and work related. Here's something employers, especially here in Malaysia, should consider. With all the stuff that technology has enabled us to do, employees should be given the choice of how they want to work. Although the infrastructure is not up to par yet, to some who are privileged enough, telecommuting should be made an option. Why is this? Think of it. For some people, getting to work is really a stress inducing experience with all the traffic jams that they have to contend with to get to the workplace. Not only that, precious time is wasted during those said traffic jams when the person can't do anything else but sit in the car with the hands on the wheels and occasionally give the finger when other drivers are being inconsiderate. Telecommuting on the other hand, alleviates that. I for one feel that I can produce better results from telecommuting. You aren't easily drawn into any gossip conversations, unnecessary banters, people dragging you off your seat to help them out with something minute, etc. At the same time, your form of "healthy" distractions, e.g. having music blare from your speakers, won't be in the way of your colleagues. For working parents with children, you can also keep an eye on the kid and/or babysitter. I'm not saying that we should completely go into telecommuting and forget about establishing face-time altogether, but if the facility is there, why not use it as and when necessary? It's all about knowing when to use technology and also improving the quality of life for some people in the end.

I wanted to watch the Formula One race last night but my eyelids got the better of me and it ended up the TV watching me instead. I really shouldn't have stayed up all night the night before. Anyways, Michael Schumacher (Ferarri) won the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, Sao Paolo in the F2002 with brother Ralf in the Williams-BMW taking second place and David Coulthard (McLaren-Mercedes) finishing the race in his first podium finish of the season at third place.

Is it just me or is April Fools becoming an old hat? Don't see that many jokes being pulled around this year. I did manage to pull off an April Fools though by announcing my "engagement" and "marriage". Heh!

Here's one that went quite well over SMS with the Brickchick:

    Me: I got engaged recently and am about to get married soon
    BC: WOW! Congrats! That's great! Got a date yet?
    Me: Yeah, it's April 1. Happy April Fools, suckaaa!
    BC: Bastard :P

Yeah I know. I won't be the last one laughing if I can't ever give that statement out other than on April 1. :P


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