Law Firm Partners Ready to Replace Associates With Robots. In case you are going to law school so that you can get a cushy associate job with a BigLaw firm, and make a lot of money, you had better rethink. Do you think that BigLaw lawyers would blink twice if they thought you could be replaced by a robot or computer? Do you think they pay big associate salaries out of the goodness of their hearts? Sure, they expect the cream to rise to the top and to get future partners from the pool of associates. But, that is like thinking that you can play college football, and get a ticket to the NFL. Don't be replaced by a robot. Make less money and get more job satisfaction. At least, you know you won't be replacing yourself with a robot. At least, not until we can implant computer parts into our bodies.
Forget Standing Desks: Are You Ready to Lie Down and Work? | WIRED. When a good friend emailed me about this new desk yesterday, my first inclination was that I would never pay over $5,000 for a desk and chair to work. My second inclination was that if I wanted to lie down I would find a recliner or bed and go to sleep. The more I thought about it, however, the more I saw the benefits of this contraption. First, after my recent surgery, it has become more difficult to sit at a desk and work for long periods. I have to stop and rest at frequent intervals, which impairs productivity. In the reclined position, however, I can see this desk and chair helping all sorts of physically challenged workers. Second, I AM the FutureLawyer. Shouldn't I use a FutureDesk? But, alas, there is that $5,000 thing. I guess I will have to wait until a wealthy reader buys me one.
Loudest Monkeys Have The Smallest Testicles: Researcher | The Market Business. And for our Saturday Metaphor, I give you this scientific study that gives overcompensation new meaning. I leave it to you to figure out the comparison.
Here's Our First Look at the TAG Heuer "Connected" Smartwatch | Droid Life. It had to happen. Even the designer watch crowd sees the handwriting on the wall. Android Wear and Tizen OS are becoming the standard interface on new watches, and the trend is towards smartwatches on every wrist. What's a designer watch company to do? Why, design a smartwatch itself, of course. Next month, prepare to meet the TAG Heuer SmartWatch. Only $1,800. The SmartWatch for those with more money than brains. What time is it?
Study finds you perform best when your smartphone is within arm%u2019s reach. I suppose we all know this intuitively. A study of millennials recently concluded that they experienced anxiety and lower performance when their smartphones weren't on their person. The devices have become such a part of us that we experience separation anxiety when we don't have them handy. In fact, part of the popularity of SmartWatches (especially those with phone chips like my Gear S) is that we can feel close to the phones even if they aren't within hands reach. I suspect that this study's results would even be confirmed in older age groups. In fact, where is my smartphone anyway? I am feeling anxious.
If, like me, you got interested in computers in the Eighties, you may remember a Public TV show called the Computer Chronicles, which, viewed from a modern prism, was hilarious in its own way. But, what if the show looked at current technology? This spoof is hilarious on many levels. Enjoy.