Tech at the top – We asked some of the world's leading executives what item of tech has most helped improve their productivity at work. The answers we received were by turns intriguing, witty and surprising ...
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia – "In a rather amusing turn for a computer geek from Alabama, Maurice LaCroix, a Swiss watch company, asked me to be their "brand ambassador". Me, a watch model, just like George Clooney! Ha. Anyway, as part of the deal, they gave me a few rather lovely watches. Analog. Old school. Gears and whatnot.
"Here's the thing, though. I see people all the time digging in their pockets to find their mobile phones to find out what time it is. I just look on my wrist. Lookie there - the time! A clock... ON MY WRIST! It's epic and awesome. As it turns out, it is often important to know what time it is. Maybe you've got a meeting. Maybe you are trying to catch a plane. Or maybe you're just curious. The time, right there on your wrist, amazing. If only our grandparents had known about this. (Ha.)
"So basically what you do is, and I know this is going to sound really foreign to most people today, you get up in the morning and when you put your phone in your pocket (where you can't see what time it is), you put this device on your wrist. Then, throughout the day, if you have a need - or perhaps simply a desire - to know what time it is, ka-POW, you just flip your wrist up, take a look at that bad boy, and there you go. Chronography for the win!"