alternative Blog title post: “Tell You What I want, What I Really Really Really Want…”
Okay, imagine this.
You are sat around the board room table in a commercial meeting, or at a desk with your client.
Perhaps you are running a collaborative law meeting.
Imagine if you each had an iPad in front of you. On my iPad is an illustration or graph that I want to share with the other people in the meeting.
I open the file on my screen and flick it in the direction of those I want to share it with. It then transfers by bluetooth or some similar magic onto their iPad.
Someone else wants to refer to an earlier letter, so they open up their document and we can all see what is being referred to.
We have a successful session and want to draw up heads of agreement there and then so we work collaboratively on the document right there.
Or the meeting is not quite that successful and so we need to go away and reconvene later.
What are our agreed progress points? What about action points? Who is going to do what? That can all be recorded, right there and then and diarised to all our synchronised diaires, with reminders, in a stroke.
What is more, all of this is recorded real time. What documents were referred to, which were shared with whom? Attendance notes can be created as we go through the session with no need for time consuming dictation afterwards.
The potential is vast. If someone comes up with this – synchronised iPad as a conference tool – I will find it very hard to resist the iPad. What is more law firms might see merit in providing iPads for clients – either at reduced rate or as a law firm branded merchandise.
I can’t wait to see what might happen…