Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Day 8: Technology
A few years ago Bryan asked if I wanted a laptop. Funny enough, I told him no. I didn't think I needed one. Being home most days while he was at work and the kids were at school more or less meant that I had the home computer to myself. So you can imagine my surprise when I opened a Christmas present containing....a MacBook. Double surprise, actually, because up to that point we owned nothing Apple. Not even an ipod. Bryan's a Linux guy and has always claimed that "Apple doesn't play well with others."
Flash forward a few years. I LOVE having my own laptop. It's been upgraded just recently to a MacBook Air. We have multiple ipods, hundreds of songs on itunes, an ipad, and I'm anxiously awaiting the purchase of a new iphone.
This is my cozy work area where I spend much of my time. Isn't it amazing how much we rely on our computers and internet service? I feel like I'm missing my right arm when my computer is down.
If you want to see my take on Bryan's digital piano vs. my baby grand and my slight rant about Kindle vs. real books go here. :)
*Ironically enough, as I worked on this post this afternoon, I heard the news that Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died today. Talk about your ultimate technology guru!
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”