Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Proliferating Productivity

I hate wasting time.  And I waste 30 stinkin' minutes every day driving to and from work, sitting in my car.  Valuable time that could be spent analyzing data.

That’s an hour a day! 5 hours a week! 260 hours of lost analytic opportunity per year.  Nearly 11 Days wasted

Think about the insights that have gone undetected.

Not no more. I've discovered an amazing new product that promises to bolster my productivity: the AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray.  

Before ordering my $19.98 AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray, I did my homework. There were 583 reviews on Amazon.com (some more helpful than others). 

In case you're interested in purchasing your own AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray, I have included some of the most helpful reviews.

You're welcome.

It didn't take me long to realize that the AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray is much more than a steering wheel desk!

This has been a total lifesaver. It allows me to prop my sheet music against the wheel, allowing me to play the guitar with both hands while driving.   

Wow!  I wonder if my High School Musical keyboard would fit on the AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray?

This one is not as positive:  

This is the worst ironing board ever. Why would it not come with the cloth cover? There are scorch marks all over it, melted plastic everywhere and my clothes are tearing between the iron and the board.

Uh-oh!   Plus, it appears that the AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray - Gray has a serious product flaw:.  

This thing needs to have non-slide padding or ridges. My peculator and butane stove slid off during a right turn and tossed everything into the passenger seat. My car seat is now completely stained and it ruined a perfectly good cup of coffee. Oh, and my wife got burned by the flames. We are considering litigation.

We live in such a litigious society.

I personally think this next review is a bit on the picky side:   

Kind of difficult to take a quick nap when stuck in traffic. I can rest my head on it but it's not cushy enough for me to feel comfortable.

Come on!  Recline your seat if you want to nap while you're stuck in traffic.

I'm still scratching my head over this next review:

I read some 4 and 5 star reviews by those who used this device successfully to change a baby while driving. On that basis, I bought one. I put my baby on it and drove for over an hour. It did not change. Same baby. I am glad it worked for some people but I will be returning mine. (The steering wheel desk.)

I don't know what to say about this:  

I bought this laptop. I have never been so disappointed in my life. This laptop has no screen and no keyboard. There is no slot for a floppy, no battery, no mouse, no printer, no camera and no loudspeakers. There was not even an instruction book or a parts list. Just a slab of plastic.

I was still pretty much sold on the AutoExec WM-01 Wheelmate Steering Wheel Desk Tray, despite those negative reviews. But when I read this next review, I realized that the product could pose a safety risk.

In several accidents that I have had whilst using this, the airbag causes the laptop screen to slam shut.  I've suffered several broken fingers because of this.  

What?  I can't risk breaking my fingers!  How in the heck could I analyze data with broken fingers? 

But I kept reading and, sure enough, other reviews offered solutions to the broken finger risk. 

One person suggested: "boxing gloves provide excellent finger protection and might just be the thing you are looking for."

I suppose that could work.

But as a back-up plan I could always disable my airbag.

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