If you had asked me 18 months ago what I expected to learn from the Presidential election, I might have said something silly – like more information about the issues. Instead, I learned more than I expected about technology and its potential impact on virtually everything.
In the waning days of the campaign, I spent a lot of time thinking what a mistake it is to look at technology as simply a convenience. Technology makes it easy for anyone to do almost anything–take photographs, shoot video, research a topic or post unedited information on the Internet.
But that’s the problem. Continue reading
I have a degree in journalism, not economics. So while that makes me potentially qualified to run for vice president, it doesn’t make me an expert on the banking crisis.
But I know enough to know this: Technology wasn’t the problem.
Whenever I drive an unfamiliar car, I rely on luck to determine where the fuel filler cap is located. So I was surprised when my novice teen driver told me to check the little arrow near the
fuel pump icon on the gas gauge.
It’s located inside the image or right beside it, at least on most newer cars. The arrow points to the side of the car with the filler cap.
I named my first wireless network cry for help. At the time, I wasn’t even sure what I was naming. It just seemed appropriate because the guy who asked me for a name was the one I called in fear and desperation every time one of my computers crashed.
That was more then 10 years ago, and I wasn’t all that comfortable with technology back then. Apparently, a lot of people still aren’t. Continue reading