Just a few months ago, I finally convinced Greta to convert her old paper appointment calendar to an electronic version. Now instead of writing her appointments down in a little book, she enters it in her computer or her PDA. It’s now possible for me to see her schedule on my computer, and vice versa.
But even though we’re both computerized, we use our calendars differently. I need an alarm to remind me of any event, but Greta simply checks her calendar every day to remind herself of her plans for the day. This leads to endless possibilities for confusion. She might enter an item on the calendar that I’m supposed to remember, but if there’s no alarm, from my perspective, it might as well not be on the calendar.
So, we were wondering if there was any pattern to calendar use. Do busier people rely more or less on alarms? Does anyone use a paper calendar any more? Whose life would be affected most if they lost their calendar?
As usual, the survey is brief, with just 16 questions. It should only take a few minutes to respond. You’ll have until Thursday, February 21 to respond, and there is no limit to the number of responses. And don’t forget to check back next Friday for the results! (Maybe you should put it on your calendar….)