Execupundit.com: The Proliferation of Meetings. I have posted before about one of the best benefits of solo practice. Fewer meetings. In all big organizations, it seems that people set up and attend meetings just for something to do. This article describes one participant who stabs herself with a pencil during a particularly boring meeting. In the early days of computing, I was able to ignore the meeting by powering up my laptop. Soon, however, others caught on, and I couldn't check my email and browse the web while ignoring the other participants. These days, however, I still have a leg up on the rare occasions I have to go to a meeting. I have a Smartwatch. No, Virginia, I am not looking at the time. I am checking texts and emails, responding to them. checking the weather, browsing the news, checking my heart rate (in most meetings, it is under control), and other cool stuff. Go ahead, have your meetings. I will always be one step ahead.