用 iPad 在伊斯坦布尔的街头咖啡馆生产内容

a16z 合伙人 Steven Sinofsky 正式将 iPad 替代了桌面电脑(PC、Mac),他写了篇长文My Tablet Has Stickers ,谈到很多自己切换设备后的心得体会,他尤其觉得,从桌面到移动端的切换也是一种工作模式的变化:

The biggest change that will happen is not with the tablet platform or apps. That change has happened. What needs to happen is the cultural change that will permit the technology change to happen.

In old business culture you communicated with your boss or team through in person meetings or printed memos stuffed in an interoffice mailbox. Email was invented 45 years ago but it didn’t become part of mainstream corporate culture until the late 1990’s or early 2000’s. The tool change was one thing but what really changed was how people worked and the expectations of communication. While it took decades, once the change started happening it became normal for someone 5 levels down to send mail to their boss or to fire off an incomplete thought/idea, or to send rough drafts of documents to many people. What were seen as limitations or defects became the positives of the technology shift. It is hard to overstate what a huge change that was at the time.

The shift to this new form factor and new platform will bring with it cultural changes that take advantage of what are perceived as disadvantages. As makers, being early is essential, otherwise you are late.

我也是移动化工作的提倡者,逐步将工作重心转移到 iPad Mini 上面,比如这篇文章就是我坐在伊斯坦布尔街头的咖啡馆,喝着土耳其咖啡在 iPad 上完成的。在 iOS 上其实有很多优秀的生产力工具,我曾写过两篇 iPad 上优质应用的文章,从以下几个角度做了总结:

  • 内容消费
  • 内容协作
  • 内容生产
  • 日程规划
  • 思考沉淀

不过这些角度会随着自己工作内容的变化而变化饿,比如现在我就是高度依赖 Drafts 与 Workflow,至少这两个 App 会让我觉得 MacBook 的操作是多么傻,我在知乎的一个回答里提到了 Drafts 的强大之处,与 Dropbox 的结合使得我的博客更新变得简单。

著名苹果产品博客 Federico Citicci 也钟情于 iPad 工作,他在 2 月的一篇博客里总结了过去一年从iPad Air2切换到iPad Pro的总结和想法

A year into my iPad-only setup and with only one task left for my Mac, I feel safe to say I've moved past OS X at this point.