Would you be able to work on your mobile phone only?
Today has not been a very productive day for me. And that's mainly because I've been having some computer problems with my PC. I have an PB Allinone touchscreen PC. Running on Win7, i3 CPU 4GB RAM. So I'm really due an upgrade anyway!
My PC has been giving me play up problems for a while. Usually when I boot it up in the mornings. Been getting hangs (locking up). BSOD's and strange post beeps! I think there's either a ghost in the shell or I have some technical fault happening somewhere.
Of course, Windows being Windows (Just another pain in the glass). It could either be a hardware or a software fault that's been causing it. Today was particularly bad though. It just didn't want to boot up. Just showing black screen but fans whirring away like the engines in an F16 Fighter Jet.
I did purchase a fairly new stick of RAM for it a few months ago (used) so figured it could be that so pulled it out like a bad tooth and the beast was running fine after that although admittedly a little slower running than I would like and had grown used to!
So I'm only running on 2GB atm and really noticing it. After pulling that sucker out I proceeded to start working on some clients orders and really started noticing how slow loading things were which was really slowing me down compared to the pace I normally work out.
So I took a mosey into town to check out this used PC shop and see if they had any RAM in I could get that was right for my PC (Right DIMM etc and all that malarkey). I explained to the guy what was happening with my PC and he proceeded to tell me in about a thousand words what I already just told him and already knew anyway. He was saying that when it comes to RAM it's either going to work or it's not. That hangs could be caused by the OS itself, an app or something and a reformat would probably sort it out. Which is what I said to him at the start but I was like okay mate yeah but I'll probably just buy this 4GB stick (he had one there for sale for £8) and hopefully that will be the end of it for a while as I'm going to get a new computer soon anyway.
Anyway, I got it home and proceeded to try it out in my PC. I've removed all the RAM sticks and put this one into slot 1 which would have meant having 4GB of RAM again.
But on booting up my PC, I get nothing. Just a blank black screen. Similar to what I was seeing earlier on in the day before I even got this extra RAM stick.
So I took the sucker out and just put my old 2GB stick back in and am currently running on just 2GB which makes me feel like I'm using a computer from the early 90's or something.
Anyway! It got me thinking. What if my PC really broke and didn't boot and had to be slung away? How would I do my work? I don't have a laptop either. Haven't had a laptop for about 2 years now. I'm due an upgrade to one of them too but I don't want to get a "fairly good laptop" I want to get a "really good laptop" Something with at least 8-16GB and SSD drive etc but they're still a bit pricey atm and can live without it.
I can do most of my work quite easily on my desktop though and I think you can do things faster on a desktop than you can a laptop. But what if I never had any and only had my phone (Apple smartphone)?
If I had to, if I was forced to, I would probably find a way to do my work that I need to do for my clients actually on my phone. Some things might be tricky but I'd probably learn a way to do it and do the same things on it that I could my desktop PC.
What about you? If you never had your PC/laptop and was forced to use your phone (Smartphone) to do all the same work you do on your desktop/laptop, would you be able to do it? Would you find a way to do it?
I'm thinking, I might try learning how to do stuff that I do on here (my desktop) on my phone. At the end of the day if I can and don't really need a PC/laptop it makes sense. I'll probably be saving a bit in energy (electric) costs per year and wouldn't have to go through all the hassle and rigmarole of upgrading my PC!
Could you live without yours and do your work on your phone only?
If you had to that is. Would you find a way?
Or would it simply not be possible without your laptop/desktop PC?