A new study from Stanford University has found that many people prefer personal computers over personal digital assistants, even though a large majority of people still prefer them.
The researchers analysed the survey responses of more than 8,000 people from a sample of 2,200 adults in the US and UK.
While people tended to prefer personal digital-assistant devices, the researchers found that those people tended also to prefer a personal personal computer.
This suggests that there is an emotional attachment between personal computers and people who use them, and people may prefer them because they’re easier to use, say the researchers.
The study found that people who are currently in an active career are also more likely to use a personal computing device than those who are not, the authors said.
“The majority of our participants were currently working in their professions, but this is an important finding that may suggest that there may be some potential for self-selection among people who currently work in their chosen fields,” said study author and associate professor of computer science at Stanford University, Anastasia J. Sperling.
The finding suggests that the way people use their personal computers may be more important than their actual skills.
“It is likely that some people have some skills that are not particularly relevant to their job,” said Spering.
For example, people who have a background in data analysis may be less likely to be able to use their computers effectively in their job.
But the researchers said there may also be some advantages to using a personal device.
“A personal computer may offer a number of advantages, including the ability to use the device more effectively, to communicate with friends and family, to access other devices and services, and to use more of the data stored on the device,” said co-author and Stanford computer science professor, Alex D. Johnson.
The report was published in the Journal of Consumer Research.
The survey was conducted in March and April 2015.
The team was able to collect responses from 1,000 US adults, 1,100 UK adults and 1,600 US-born Americans.
The participants included 718 people who were born in the United States, 822 people who grew up in the UK, 786 people who had moved to the US, and 639 people who left the UK.
The US-based researchers interviewed people aged 18 to 65, and used the same methods as they did in the study conducted in the Netherlands.
The Dutch study was conducted by Ipsos MORI, which was part of the Ipsos-Mori Research Centre for the Social Sciences.
The Stanford team conducted their study using a sample with more than 6,000 respondents, with a sample size of 1,200.
The American survey was taken by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the British survey was from the British Medical Journal.
The authors note that their results may not generalise to other countries.
“Our results may also have some limitations,” they said.
For instance, while the results were statistically significant, they did not show that the differences in preference were due to people’s actual skill at using their personal digital devices.
However, the study did show that people tended not to use personal digital aids more frequently than their personal computer, and they were less likely than their own data analyst peers to use them more frequently.
The differences between the two groups in their use of personal digital appliances were small, the team said.
They did, however, find that people were more likely than the general population to use digital assistants for tasks such as managing email or playing a game, compared to tasks such a keeping track of financial information or taking photos.
They also found that there was a tendency for people to prefer to use software, such as Office 365 or Adobe Illustrator, when they could be using a traditional desktop or laptop.
The people who do not use their devices to do any of these tasks are more likely, the survey found, to be self-employed.
This may mean that the people who choose to use computer technology for more mundane tasks are often not those who would normally use them for these types of tasks, the report said.
But, the main takeaway is that there are a lot of advantages to being able to access your information from a computer, as well as having access to your personal data.