All Aboard the Microsoft Mobile Office Bus
by Mark R
It appears that our old friends at Microsoft have discovered a way to take work on the way to work as Bill’s Boys have turned an ordinary bus into a mobile office.
Right now, this is being tried out in China. I’m not certain if these Chinese workers have a long commute, or if they would appreciate having working on projects as they go to and from the office.
In other words, I’m not sure a mobile office is a good idea. I imagine that if my time on the bus was over an hour, this would definitely be worth it. Anything less than fifteen minutes would not be. By the time I start some work project, I would have to wrap it up or miss my stop. However, the short time might be handy to check my email or something.
This would also be an excellent time to mention safety. Those monitors had better be screwed into the tables, and those tables had better be screwed into the frame of the bus. Otherwise, a sudden stop might cause them to fly. Hold on to your mice!
So, is what Microsoft doing in China ever going to come to America? If it does, it would be quite expensive to fit every bus with computers. Not to mention the maintenance required to keep them in operation.
So what do you think? Are you ready for a world that starts when you get on the bus? Leave a comment and let me know.