Originally Posted by david_e
That scenario sounds absolutely horrid, though it describes the only possible market I could see for these devices, the worker bees.
Originally Posted by Kumabjorn
My initial reaction was to write a reply based on "nightmare", never being off the clock. But there were already two more pages to go through.
"Sorry, no connection" is the best strategy for procrastination. Once you can't get away with that, you'll be working 24/7/52.
But it also works for non-work related use. Imagine that it's not your work tablet that you are talking about, but your personal one, and when you go to a different country that has different sockets you don't have to worry about buying a new charger adapter because you can just use the hotel's docking station. And you can also charge your phone, ereader, etc via USB from the same docking station.
The nightmare situation that you mention is already here, with work provided smartphones.