I've spent too much time this week end playing with my iPhone. Or maybe, it was not enough time, depending upon your perspective. For the first time ever, I see a future in which the only computer I need to have with me all the time fits into the palm of my hand.
But that's not my key point. My key point is that I had a great deal of fun learning how to be more productive with this incredible elegant tool. My wife, who usually ignores my gadgets and gimmicks for about two years, is already looking at it with a slight gleam of envy.
That brings me to Facebook. I also feel spend too much time on Facebook, until I realize how productive it is. I've been on it less than two months. I have received three speaking invitations, two new business inquiries and at least 10 leads for my SAP Global Survey.
I have never had a more productive business tool than Facebook is turning out to be. Never.
The common thread between facebook and iPod is that they are both fun. They both have addiction encouraging qualities. They both improve communications and did I mention that they are both fun?
Did anyone out there ever call Windows fun? How about your online checking program?
When something is fun you use it more. When something is fun and productive it changes the world just a little bit. If stuff like this keeps coming out, then I might become as certifiable geek as Scoble is. As an aside, Robert, it just dawned on me that your new son is scheduled to come into the world on Rosh Hoshanah, the Jewish New Year. That makes him an honorary Bagel Brother. Mazel Tov in advance.