Most recently Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey made a trek to Sydney, Australia to attend a press breakfast in which he discussed the social network’s new efforts in cracking down on trolls and fake news while also working to become a leader in moderating conversations on the world’s most important topics.
At the event, Dorsey admitted that he does not own a laptop and instead chooses to do everything on his phone. The revelation came when Dorsey was prompted by a reporter on his personal online security methods, referring to a photo of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg with tape over his webcam.
“I don’t have a laptop,” he began. “I do everything on my phone. It was important to me because I turn off my notifications, and for me it’s one application at a time. So, I just have one app up, and I can really focus on what’s in front of me instead of everything coming at me as I would a laptop,” said Dorsey.
According to CNET, the initial reaction to Dorsey’s words was silence until one journalist led the crowd into a burst of laughter at the thought of the CEO of one of Silicon Valley’s biggest creations not owning a laptop.
Dorsey added, “When we’re having meetings, phones down, laptops closed so we can actually focus and not just spend an hour together but make that time meaningful — and if that time is 15 minutes, then it’s 15 minutes, we move on with our lives. If we have our phones open, if we have our laptops open, and all these things are coming up, we just get distracted