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Old 11-30-2011, 04:36 PM   #1
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Study: Tablets Are for "Couch, Bed and Kitchen"

I kind of found it odd that "reading" is not on the list of activities performed on the tablet. I wonder if the the nook Color was included as part of the study.

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Study: Tablets Are for "Couch, Bed and Kitchen"

Tablets are for fun, entertainment, relaxation, while laptops are for work says a new study from Google. ...




... Interestingly, most activities carried out on tablets were limited to tablets, according to Google. Only 18% were conducted across platforms (on PCs or smartphones). ...

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Old 11-30-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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nobody reads anymore, except Hollywood script-writers searching for the next big thing to feed the unwashed masses.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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What, nobody social networks in the kitchen? I always tweet when I'm making omelets.

Interesting set of data, though. I'm curious about the "limited to tablets" activities. Do they mean the people who performed some activities exclusively on tablets (like browsing Facebook on their tablet, and never on PC) or are they things that you could only do on tablets?
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:25 PM   #4
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nobody reads anymore, except Hollywood script-writers searching for the next big thing to feed the unwashed masses.
Uhhh, wouldn't that be the unread masses?
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #5
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nobody reads anymore, except Hollywood script-writers searching for the next big thing to feed the unwashed masses.
Good claim on a forum called "Mobile Read"
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:18 PM   #6
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I mostly read on my iPad. Not books, but mags, blogs, forums, rss, etc.

You can play angry birds only so many times. As for movies, I prefer my TV.

Ps: how do I edit my device list? I must've done it once, but I can't find where the setting is now.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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I mostly read on my iPad. Not books, but mags, blogs, forums, rss, etc.

You can play angry birds only so many times. As for movies, I prefer my TV.

Ps: how do I edit my device list? I must've done it once, but I can't find where the setting is now.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:17 PM   #8
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I think Amazon used this study. It explains the Fire entirely. Computers without keyboards (aka tablets) are entertainment devices. Don't worry about storing music and video on the devices because people will find entertainment on the web.

My fire is an excellent portable radio. It is also a great streaming client. I use it when I'm away from my desktop. I check my email and look at web pages and read books, but for real work, I settle in with my desktop.
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I kind of found it odd that "reading" is not on the list of activities performed on the tablet.
I don't find it odd in the least. While tablets *can* be used as readers, it is by no means their primary function. Even in the marketing of such devices, you hardly see them mentioning it at all.

The focus is always on email, browsing, gaming and social networking.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:36 AM   #10
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I guess this proves that Americans don't have restrooms in their houses.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:11 AM   #11
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How about balancing my checkbook? I do that all the time on my tablet.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:51 AM   #12
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The study in and of itself is worthless.

All of the first five categories could rightly be combined into "Home".

Nowhere does this study address use in places such as restaurants, while shopping, in waiting rooms, during a commute, or while at a vacation spot.

This is kind of like comparing the usefulness of a large pickup truck with that of a sportscar, and only looking at use on a racetrack, or use for a single occupant on a fifty mile commute. What is left out helps craft an innaccurate picture.

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Good claim on a forum called "Mobile Read"
but we are fanatics, wizards and gurus here.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:55 AM   #14
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:26 PM   #15
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I know of something else which, it used to be said, was only good for "the couch, the bed, the kitchen."

Fortunately, in time more enlightened heads have realized that they are good for so much more than that.
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