WHEN ASKING young scientists to name their favourite gadget for an "Inside View" podcast, students from Tipperary Institute noticed that Karlin Lillington was asking heads of Irish industry the same kind of question. Students--12,000 of them today in the RDS--love their mobile phones and their MP3 players. Executives gave Karlin some different answers.
Joe Macri (Microsoft) loves his Windows Smartphone.
Bernie Cullinan of the Irish Software Association cannot live without her mobile phone.
Tim McCarthy (Dell) couldn't part with his Dell D410 notebook.
Chris Horn needs email, mobile phone and a laptop for office files and Python coding.
Danuta Gray (O2) is addicted to her Blackberry.
Jim O'Hara (Intel) has a smartphone that pushes mail to him, lets him see his calendar, visit the internet and stay in touch while traveling.
Karlin Lillington -- "Tech sector needs to address skills shortage" in the technology section of The Irish TImes, January 13, 2006.