I’ve had a strong passion for all things tech from quite a young age, with a particular fascination at the sheer speed the technology develops at. It’s something like nothing else. My very first memory of an encounter with a technological device dates back to the days of dial up. I remember using “Notepad” and finding it extremely satisfying changing the font and colour of the text. Looking back, that was probably what started it all off. Not to mention the overuse of Comic Sans, because, who didn’t love Comic Sans?! (Note the use of past tense…)
That was when you had to wait many seconds (which seemed like a life time) for a picture to load, and if the phone rang it was game over. This is now, our mobile devices have more processing power than the shuttle that took man to moon on the Apollo Mission in 1961. I think that sentence just sums everything up as to why the technology field is like no other.
Being able to merge a huge interest and passion with something that you enjoy is probably one of the best things you could possibly do. Being able to cover technology and it’s developments on The Two Techies makes that even better, not only is it so much fun, but it continues to put technology into the perspective of daily life.
The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. – Steve Ballmer
The battery powered, light emitting (and when they don’t work, infuriating) devices we use on a daily (and it is daily) basis are now considered essential for daily life, and although they can be seen to overrun our lives from time to time, it’s important to realise the actual impact they have – they make our lives so much easier and for that, they shouldn’t be taken for granted. Imagine not having the technology you do in fact have, the first thing that might come to mind is “great, no more hassle”… But eventually you might realise that even though the cons of living in a modern-day age might disappear, you’d be pretty stuck at other times.