Someone who I shall not name said in the comments that they expected my new wireless capabilities in the sewing room would reduce my over-all productivity. I beg to differ.
I love to listen to audio books while I sew or knit. Now, instead of downloading them and transferring them to a portable device, I can play them right from the laptop, as well as streaming radio.
I use EQ5 to design some quilts. I design downstairs then either print them off or walk down to reference them all the time. Now, I can EQ right from my sewing table.
Just this week I was sewing something and lacked the knowledge to continue. I made a mental note to look it up next time I was on the Net, and then realized I didn't have to. The answer was now at my fingertips.
I honestly don't think productivity will be sacrificed. I think it makes me more efficient, as well as entertains me while I am working. Win-win!