A quarter of Australian workers will pack a notebook PC to check work emails when they go on holidays, according to one survey. Are you among their number, or do you have a better solution?
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According to a study of 1,200 workers commissioned by LogMeIn, 27% of people have packed a notebook specifically to check work email while on holiday. In total, 40% of people have checked work email while they're away.
Two things immediately strike me about that headline figure. The first is that it's suspect to suggest someone will take a laptop just to check email — it's likely you'll also use it for work tasks, or perhaps for a little entirely non-work activity. (I don't go anywhere without a notebook PC, leisure trip or not.) The second is that if email really is all you want, a suitably equipped smart phone would do the job just as well and leave more space for your budgie smugglers.
So I'm asking Lifehacker readers where they sit on this spectrum. Do you always travel with a handy notebook (or netbook), or is the total lack of technology one of your favourite things about going on holiday? Share your widsom in the comments. If you fancy some remote access but don't want to pay a fortune for it, check out how to roll your own LogMeIn Pro clone for free.