Monthly Archives: March 2012
Has Technology Improved our Lives?
It’s a question that many people have asked, even if they didn’t realize it.
My day-to-day work exposes me to some of the worst outcomes that technology has to offer, and it’s true that I might be a bit biased because of this.
One Device Should Be All I Need
I’ve written at times about my technology dream – that I could have one device that would perform all of my needed functions. Depending on the design of the device, it would need certain attachments. For example, if the device is a phone, I’d need the ability to attach a keyboard, mouse and monitor. Two new devices have been recently released that take us one step closer to my goal.
Basic Computer Skills Everyone Should Know
As technology becomes more ingrained in our lives, it will become increasingly important to understand it. Whether you love technology or hate it, you’ll be doomed to serve technology unless you have some knowledge. Here are the top three basic computer skills everyone should know well.
Search is a Skill
I use Google a few dozen times per day. Sometimes I use Bing and even other, specialized search engines like IMDb.
Vermont Storm Disaster Pictures – May 20, 2011
It was a horrendous day that we all wanted to forget in many places in Vermont. Who new that just a few months later we would when the disaster of Hurricane Irene came through and made much of the May damage look like a comparative cakewalk. I wasn’t able to work this day as so many of my clients suffered damage or without power. I lost power at home so I decided to drive around and see what I could do to help. Fortunately I brought my camera. Here are the best of the disaster pictures.
I love technology. I also hate it.
I talk to people every day that are dismayed by how quickly things change. It seems that as soon as you settle on a new technology purchase – be it phone, computer or even a music player – something new has come out. Some even say the new device makes the old one obsolete. Not only is your old device not obsolete, I’m here to tell you that technology doesn’t have to be so frustrating.
The Patent System is Broken (Some Might Say Very Broken)
The fringes of mainstream journalism have had a lot to say on technology patents lately. It seems that everyone that makes cell phones is in the midst of multiple lawsuits with other cell phone manufacturers. Google bought up 1000 patents from IBM in what they have termed a defensive maneuver.
Can You Spot the Gamer in the Room?
You probably have an image of what a video gamer looks like. What would you say, then, if I told you that nearly everyone plays video games? See, games have changed and thus the people playing them have changed. Video games were originally kids’ stuff. As a child, I remember the old Nintendo games and how my friends and I would spend hours on them.
It’s Because Children Aren’t Afraid
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told about a child that has taken to technology. Usually the story-teller is a relative who is both proud and dumbfounded about how this could have taken place. Most of society has realized the affinity children have for learning all manner of technology, but they don’t understand why it happens so often. It’s actually very simple – children are not afraid.