The concept of a “computer” for your business has been kicking around since the late 1970s. And yet, most businesses have yet to really grasp the fact that it is a tool and not an end in itself.

Stilgherrian’s excellent post Social Media: It’s about the people, not the tools sparked this post.

I suggest that the continuing focus by businesses on the technological “bits” instead of the human/social “issues” is symptomatic of several conditions afflicting conventional business practice:

Now if you have read this far, you would have noticed that all of the points I have raised above are fundamentally about social concerns. Even when the technology is the focus, it isn’t!

Anyway, do you reckon a tablet PC is the way to go? Do you? Should I get one?