By Erik Charlton // Director of Product Marketing, Mice on October 29, 2008
Filed: Events and Culture
Hi! I’m Erik Charlton the director of Product Marketing for Logitech’s Retail Mouse business. When I am not dreaming about mice, I am running, biking or flying high-power rockets.
I have to start off by admitting that I love Flickr. I regularly post my photos and enjoy looking at other people’s photos. Not only is it a great way of staying in touch with friends all over the world, but I find that it is a great way of finding others who share my passion for high-power rocketry.
Lately, I have been exploring Flickr for images that show how the laptop has totally redefined what we once thought of as a static workspace. It is impressive how quickly the traditional workspace has changed, and my team is working hard to develop mice that complement this new-found freedom with innovations like the Plug-and-Forget Nano-receiver and the Clip-and-Go Dock. Anyway, back to my Flickr search …
I was (pleasantly) surprised to find that there are more than 19,000 images that are tagged with “Logitech.” It is great to see so many people photographing Logitech products. Some of the photos are incredibly artistic, while others generate valuable feedback about our products – both positive and negative. Since we often spend 2+ years developing each mouse, it’s a lot of fun to see our babies in action out in the real world. And, seeing how people use our mice is one of many inputs that help us create features like the Nano-receiver and Clip-and-Go Dock. So, keep on Flickr’n. You never know – your next post might spark an idea that could help define the next-generation gaming mouse, the ultimate notebook mouse, or something even more radical!