It happened again today. Actually, it happens almost every day. In a meeting. Scheduling a trip. And there always has to be one guy- or one woman- usually good looking AND very wealthy- and they say "Hang On a moment- let me get out my IPAD...." This is followed by a moment of rustling around the boardroom table. More Ipads are out. US- the have nots- play with a Mont Blanc pen- the Ipadders are snickering- building to the great crescendo- you know the one that starts: "IF you had an IPAD you could......" followed by the explanation of some mindblowing technical and graphic extravaganza linked to realtime databases worldwide backedup in a 256 bit secured cloud which replaces obsolete technologies like a pen, paper, etc. Timezones are synched seamlessly. Discussions on new cases from Louis Vuitton are of far more intense interest than a balance sheet or income statement. And US- the have nots- we have written the meeting in our agenda- some of the real have nots are so old school that they had to PHONE their P.A. (more snickering around the room- particularly if someone can not conifrm right away or doesn't get a good mobile signal). And there it is- a small rant- am I the only one in this position? What is wrong with my blackberry? It was really cool back in 1999. Why have I not yet thrown away my laptop, cancelled my mobile phone subscription, and be free to play with applications and an integrated keyboard in a case? Where did I go wrong?