Open Thread: Have You Turned Your Family Into Web Workers?

As I continue to see the benefits of moving more of my work and organizational tools online, it gets harder to see my friends and family continue to use their traditional desktop counterparts.

I could go on and on about the productivity gains I think they would see by using tools that are easier, but in reality my reasons are mostly selfish. I’ve standardized and their continued reliance on incompatible tools just makes my life harder. I already use these tools for my business and can only imagine how nice it would be if I could better integrate my personal life and interactions into them.

I would love to be able to send out a shared Google Doc that I know everyone would be able to open. It would be a joy to be able chat with everyone in Skype rather than needing to maintain multiple IM clients. My tech support role would be much lessened if I didn’t have to worry about keeping up to date with everyone’s various email clients.

Am I dreaming? Have you managed to move your friends and family online?


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