The technological trend nowadays is being connected to the Cloud on a 24/7 basis. The other social trend is being in contact with your friends or relatives, also on a 24/7 basis. The movie “The Social Network” about social networking and snark dominated the 2011 Golden Globes, scoring four awards. Yep, we are enamoured with connectivity and social networks. Facebook is everywhere; we just can’t get enough of it.
Another concept which is closely related to the other two is speed. We want everything to be faster, and faster and faster. We drum our fingers if the teller is slow at the cash register, or the UPS package is not waiting at our door, or if it takes forever for a Web page to download. We are living at a fast pace. Fast is not fast enough; we urgently need to speed up our present speed. The planet Earth is urged to spin on its axis at a faster pace and the needles of our clock have to swirl to make the day shorter. In a nutshell, we want sheer speed.
The three concepts of speed, connectivity and social networking are hooked by wires. Everything is wired up. We receive our land lines phones through wires. Some of us are connected to the Internet by a wire. The printer is connected to the CPU by a wire and the list keeps growing. If you go out and look up at the sky you will see a tangled web of wires, growing even as we speak. The electrical engineers call it progress; I call it confusion.
Below is a picture of how my computer desk looks from the bottom up. Caveat, it’s not pretty picture. Here we go.
I’m planning to replace my current computer system on December of next year. The Apple iMac tops the list, mainly because of the awesome colors on the screen and also because it has almost no cables. The CPU is embedded inside the flat screen. The next step is to have a wireless keyboard, a wireless printer, and a wireless mouse. Is it possible to connect the computer to the power supply wirelessly? Who knows, everything is possible these days. Good Day.