Mobile Workers Toil 30 More Days a Year

Are tablet PCs to blame?
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 24, 2011 4:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – If you work on the go, you’re doing an extra 30 days’ work a year, a study finds. That may be thanks to tablet computers: Some 41% of mobile workers own a tablet PC, and another 34% have plans to get one within 6 months, finds another study. That’s 75% who will soon have one, Fast Company notes. And these things aren’t just toys: Some 87% of those who’ve already got one use it for at least “some” work.

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Meanwhile, about 68% of mobile workers are such Internet addicts that they’ll pay for a faster connection rather than use a free slower one. For many of them, the office is always close by: 43% keep their phones handy while sleeping, 8% wake nightly to check phones, and 44% are fretting about work when not working. “Basically it's all thanks to the tablet revolution, and this is all thanks to, really, the iPad, the iPhone and the Android Army,” writes Kit Eaton. So “we can basically blame Steve Jobs for it all.” (Read more iPad stories.)

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