## It’s nice when a theory works
One of the nice things about my job is that there’s no set hours. That’s nice when it works out to my advantage. However, most times it doesn’t and my job means I’m working all the time. Witness tonight. I’m getting ready to launch a product and need to develop much material before my hard dead stop. So, after putting the wee-one to bed I spent a few minutes with the Mrs. and wandered over to my office. My office is in my basement. Our media entertainment complex (big screen HD tv, couches, tivo, etc) is also in the basement, within shouting distance of aforementioned office. After a couple of important calls and some deep powerpointing on the iMac, my wife asked me a question. In the past, I would have yelled (as in elevated voice, not angry-white-man) back. Or, I would have stood up, and in a huff gone over to the MEC, answered whatever question had come up, and then return.
However, tonight, I just announced “one moment darling.” Closed all open documents on my iMac, grabbed the MBA and went to my comfy couch. There, I talked to the Mrs. for a few, and then opened up powerpoint on the MBA… and … resumed working.
So – the workflow was:
2. Wife asks questions
3. Save all work
4. Close all apps
5. Grab MBA
6. Open all apps
7. Open all work
8. Resume work
## On to Lion
That was really cool. My data transparently migrated to all my devices and I was able to move from where I was. Problem is that I had to remember to close all open apps. My state didn’t transfer from one machine to another. Now how cool would it be if __state__ transferred that cleanly? One of the new cool features of OSX Lion is that you don’t _save_ work. It’s automatically done for you. See where I’m headed? Another feature is that the position and state of your applications is preserved across reboots. Now you see where I’m headed?
How cool would it be if that state was stored in a format that’s cloud enabled?
In this fantasy world (Steve, o steve, make it so) – my workflow would have been:
2. Wife asks question
3. Grab MBA
4. Resume work in different location
How f’ing cool would that be?Tags: blog, cloud, macbook air