Originally Posted by yooy
Mobility and portablity are not the same thing.
If drive a autoMOBILE (portable laptop)
If you walk, ride bike, or train (mobile-phone)
This advice is both dangerous and foolish.
Using a laptop in a car can distract the driver. At night, if the passenger uses it, the light may affect the driver's peripheral vision.
A pedestrian or cyclist could be hit because the driver wasn't paying attention. The driver may hit another car or a building.
You shouldn't be talking or even have your cell phone on while driving or cycling. people do get killed because of this stupidity. States have laws against this type of idiocy. Cyclist need to watch the road, not use a phone.
Have I known people who were killed because of this stupidity? Yes.