Sometimes headlines are meant to spark interest in an otherwise lackluster article or topic — “clickbait.” While in other instances the title is the topic of a rather intriguing proposal. The latter is the case with this post from The Cyber Advocate, which proposes the premise that within two years 50% of lawyers will use Apple Watch.
The idea of rapid adoption of Apple Watch comes from MyCase’s, Niki Black’s interview with The Cyber Advocate. Niki apparently — because I haven’t bothered to listen to the podcast — stated that “50% of lawyers will have Apple Watch within 2 years.”
Uh . . . not likely. Here was my response.
Not likely. Wearables are nice, but they’re not 50% of users nice… Especially in 2 years. https://t.co/bD7EEsqHbk
— Jeff Taylor (@jeffrey_taylor) September 25, 2015
And apparently a lot of folks agree with me.
Uh, no. Apple Watch is overrated & many lawyers are luddites. https://t.co/7QyAOnPXoi
— Keith Lee (@associatesmind) September 25, 2015
Lawyers may eventually adopt Apple Watch or Android Wear, but not on the mass scale that Niki proposes. As Keith and Sara point out, lawyers are luddites. I even added the “#faxerforlife” hashtag to my response to Sam. Ultimately, if a lawyer wants to feel cooler than his colleagues, he’ll get himself a wearable.
And look, we didn’t even talk about the superior functionality of Android Wear over Apple Watch.