Since this blog is on the use of technology, the one starting point we have to have is the hardware. As I said, I’m not a fanboy of any particular hardware or OS. My background started out with the TI-99/4A in 1982. In 1983, I moved “up” to the Commodore 64. In 1984, I bought one of the first Macintosh’s and my work computer was a Zenith Z-150 (PC). John Scully really upset me with several things he did and after my Mac died, I said that I would never go back. When Steve Jobs got back into the picture, I started thinking that I should look into the Mac’s again. I have not bought one yet, but I’m working on it. All of my work computers were PC’s, so I had been supporting Netware and Windows networks for quite a while. At this point in my life, I’m driving an LPG (mostly propane) tanker transport and my IT support is just for myself and a select few friends. Which leads me to this blog. I am wanting to know more about what other people are doing with their technology.
For me, technology has always been what you can do with it, not simply how big or how fast your technology is. What always bothered me when I was supporting technology for my clients or employers is that buying decisions were always made on the hardware and not the software. A user is just that… a user, not a technician, not a guru… a user! They were supposed to use the computer to get their work done. Seems to me that that is where software comes in.
So to start this blog with my hardware technology, my main computer is a Toshiba M400 Tablet PC. I also have a v2000 laptop from Compaq. I use cable Internet at home and will be getting EVDO through Verizon before the end of the year.