There is no need to allow this next generation of computer hardware to pass you by. Yes, I am speaking of the Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and Tablets, NetBooks along with the Androids, Smartphones, iPhones, Blackberries, and all that jazz. Why not stay up with the times and all that's available out there? It's easy to get behind really, for instance if you jump out of the game for a few years, it seems all the technology has leap-frogged all of us, I mean next thing you know they will be selling the iPad 12 and it will have holographic video conferencing I suppose?
Not long ago, a successful engineering acquaintance mentioned to me; "When I went to engineering school, I used a slide-rule (how's your ancient history?)."
When I started my first company, there weren't any fax machines, no cell phones, no computers, none of that. You used a typewriter with a plug in correction ribbon (new big technology) to fix mistakes, electric typewriters were awesome to improve productivity! Ha ha ha. When I went to school they were trying to determine if it was "ethical" to have a calculator in the classroom, and the teachers were bothered that it would cause kids not to learn the mechanics of mathematics. I think they were right, judging by how poorly kids did in math by my senior year in HS.
Now then, I suppose I could sum up my acquaintances point quite simply, our computer technology raced by him, after he got out of the game and retired a decade ago, and so like many Americans in his position it seems there is a bit of catching up to do. And to this excellent point of his, here is another observation of mine; first, I think that is wise to at least stay up on technology because it makes our lives more efficient, and productive.
You know, I see many folks in my area now, most are 70s to 90s due to this exclusive like golf community of successful retirees, out here in Palm Desert CA and now they are all using personal tech devices. They are carrying around iPads, smart phones, Kindles, and all sorts of things. They are busy emailing their grandchildren, shopping on line, reading eBooks, perusing the news, playing bridge online, and just having a good old time, some seem quite giddy about the whole thing.
And here is the thing; you know it kind of just makes me smile. So, don't let computer technology pass you buy, consider your options and perhaps pick up some new computer hardware when it makes sense. It's not too difficult to see what's out there, and you'll be quite happy to discover a whole new world you see? I think you are going to like it a lot, and well, I just hope you consider all this and think on it. And shoot me an email and let me know what you think.