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Using Tablets Becoming Popular Bathroom Activity 348

alphadogg says "With the market flush with hot-selling tablet computers, it shouldn't bowl anyone over to learn that many users are taking the plunge and bringing their devices to the bathroom. According to a new survey published by Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc., 35% of tablet users copped to using their iPad or other tablets while in the bathroom, while a whopping 78% of tablet users said they used their tablets while lying in bed. And in a data point sure to further damage techies' reputation for social skills, Staples Advantage also reported that 30% of tablet users said they used their tablets while at restaurants."
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Using Tablets Becoming Popular Bathroom Activity

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  • Obvious (Score:3, Insightful)

    by rogueippacket ( 1977626 ) on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @12:48PM (#37180282)
    1) Tablets are replacing paper media, not surprised to hear that magazines and other reading materials are disappearing from bathrooms.
    2) I can't name anyone who bought a tablet who did not envision using it as an eReader. Isn't reading still the most popular bedtime activity?
    3) Tablets are great in restaurants. You can show things to your friends and family. It's the douchebags who use tablets instead of conversing at the table that give only themselves a bad name. No different than whipping out a smartphone.
  • by blogan ( 84463 ) on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @12:50PM (#37180314)

    If I'm at a restaurant alone, what should I do while waiting for my food to come? If I have a tablet, why not?

  • If you are there with a group of friends and you're trying to decide what movie to see after, or describe directions to the bar you're heading to next, why not use your tablet. The dig against geeks social skills is idiotic and shows the writer's lack of social skills.

  • Re:Obvious (Score:5, Insightful)

    by somersault ( 912633 ) on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @01:03PM (#37180544) Homepage Journal

    Isn't reading still the most popular bedtime activity?

    I though it was sleeping. I'm way out of touch these days..

  • by geekoid ( 135745 ) <dadinportland&yahoo,com> on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @01:20PM (#37180788) Homepage Journal

    yeah, you're an idiot, aren't you? DO you even have kids?
    Sometime, the conversation id outside there experience or interest.

    Do you expect a 3 year old to stay interested in a conversation about the newly adopted C+ standards?

    And why do you assume dumb games? How about playing sttlers of catan? or ticket to ride? or many opther thinking games?

    Even angry birds teaches a lesson about physics.

    Daily conversation about current events? yeah my kids are involved. Hell my kids ar more involved in conversation with adults far more often then their peers, but I recognize that not everything is interesting to them. If my daughter as talking to her friends about the finer point of iCarly, a am pretty sure my interested would wane once they are talking about how cure her brother is..again.

    So I would be the one playing the game dejour. In me example, I would probably play Plants v. Zombies because I can keep a portion of my concentration on the conversation in case a phrase or statement floats by the needs my attention.

    I'm sorry you live in a village where learning is frowned upon. Had you been raised ins a civilized city you might understand that not everything is black and white.

  • by nabsltd ( 1313397 ) on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @03:31PM (#37182910)

    there are these things called cases for ipads and they prop it up just fine.

    Why is it that every Apple device requires that you spend at least an extra 20% beyond the purchase price of the device to get the accessories that are required to make the device functional in the real world?

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