Why I Do Not Use External Displays

I shared this picture this morning via Twitter and my tweet got a few responses that I felt warranted a better and more long-form answer.

The simple and short answer is this: I do not like to use external monitors because more digital real estate does not equate to greater productivity, at least for me.

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Good Enough

I am currently blogging this post on Desk PM and the currently functional prototype and I’m giddy with excitement.

You see, there is something very special about seeing something come alive right before your very eyes and knowing that it is a product of your very own hands, that you breathed life into it and that you have essentially given birth to a new creation.

It’s an intimate and emotional experience that I hope you will, at some point in your life, experience. It’s also why I’m infatuated with teaching others to do the same at this point in my life and why I am head-over-heels when someone makes the commitment to software and technology.

Here’s a screenshot of what I’m currently seeing at this very moment:

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Karma Wifi Hotspot: Creepy and Cool


It’s so cute.

As I shared recently I’m experimenting with the Karma Wifi Hotspot solution and so far I’ve been very pleased with the service and the product overall. And, of course, one of the big plays that Karma has is the fact that you get to share your mobile hotspot with others.

The result of this awesome sharing feature? I get a nice little bonus to my own paid data delivery when others do sign-up. This is how it all goes down:

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When the World Goes Right…


Read the story behind my Brand Icon here.

I do not believe in being contrarian for contrarian’s sake but I have oftentimes found myself on that lightly divided edge. Perhaps it’s just the way I see the world.

I do not count myself unique though – I have encountered (and enjoy hanging out with) many people who see the world differently, who enjoy a nice and cold beverage on a very cold winter morning when most are warming their hands on a hot one.

I’ve been thinking about this more and more as I move continue to move forward with a software product that has been 12 years in the making.

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