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Steven Norton’s article for the Wall Street Journal about Starwood Hotel CEO Frits van Paasschen ticks a number of boxes for me: The travel and technology trends, of course, but also the larger idea that successful people can accept or reject technology based on whether it actually helps them.

Mr. van Paasschen certainly isn’t alone in ditching a PC for a tablet or a smartphone for the majority of his work and, while it still isn’t something that I would do, it’s nice to see a profile like this that highlights the emerging reality: These days, any PC/Post-PC discussion is really more about personal preferences than any hard limits of functionality.

One more nugget of interest deeper in the piece – a brief mention of how Starwood is using custom apps to connect data about its rooms with their reservation system.

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