Contrarian Mondays with Todd X: Laptops on the Subway
You know who you are. Your space and your time is more valuable than ours. Work never ends. You have chosen to extend your workspace into our public space. You feel the need to be online all the time. You need people to see that you have a laptop, what you're working on, and how ambitious you are. Or your thighs are cold.
I'm here to tell you that the subway is an inappropriate place for you to create your latest PowerPoint presentation for your boss. It's crowded. It may be hot. And I'm sure that I don't need your elbows in my space as you're manipulating pixels or entering sales data into your spreadsheets.
So, for the 30 minutes I'm on the train, please refrain from whipping it out, okay? Thanks.