Technologies I’m thankful for…

NOTE: This was from my old A&L Enterprises blog – but I thought it was interesting…

In the spirit of Thanksgiving (OK I’m a little slow) I thought I would stop and think about the technologies I’m thankful for:

  • The Internet – I remember starting out with this in college and have been hooked ever since.  I think I love the great sources of information that are nearly instantly available (and for on the cheap).  It just keeps growing and growing.
  • Digital Cameras – I remember, after I got married, having pictures on film that I never developed.  With the advent of the digital camera it’s unlocked a world of usefulness to me – as the pictures are now on the computer – something actually useful to me (I hardly ever “print” any of them anymore).  I can put them online, in slideshows, videos, etc.
  • Cell Phones – I love being able to connect to people (and now data) nearly anywhere at any time – it’s a sense of freedom that I enjoy
  • Podcasts – I’ve gotten pretty addicted to podcasts – to listening to shows on my iPod (another great piece of technology).  I love being able to laugh, to learn, to be convicted while I’m doing other things – keeping my mind occupied.
  • Glasses – I wouldn’t be able to see very well without them!
  • Books – It’s a little old-fashioned know but again I love the source of information.
  • USB Port – having this common connection that both connects a device and charges it is quite nice and very useful.
  • Flash Memory – Right now near me I have 2 devices that rely on Flash memory – a digital camera and my Palm Centro.  The ability to store information without having a constant source of power has been a great advancement and makes things quite useful.
  • Digital Music – I love listening to music – and having it in a digital form just makes it some much more accessible and easier to work with (iPod anyone)

This is by no means a complete list and the order is pretty random – I just wanted to make myself think along the lines of thankfulness – if in a geeky way.

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