Monthly Archives: December 2012
Today I had a presentation introducing the new website that I am working on for a Healthcare services organization. The presentation went well primarily due to the input by one of my new favorite people, Ann. She knows that I am a bit of a techie, so she mentioned an invention created Jack Zylkin, who is her daughters boyfriend. As a person that is so involved with technology and also has an ongoing and serious love affair with tech gadgets, I must say I was intrigued with the USB typewriter.
Say What? Yup, Typewriter meets USB meets iPad! What’s so awesome about this is that it provides the opportunity to repurpose the old back in the day typewriters but with a new technology spin. As a person that remembers the typewriter days I just felt a need to find out more about this super cool invention. The techie hipster in me just had to find out more!
This kind of repurposed technology may not appeal to a huge mainstream “camp out in the elements for 5 days for the next techie gadget” demographic BUT I see it as a really cool techie piece that is extremely unique and quite frankly very cool. Additionally it offers a bit of nostalgia to those that actually remember old school typewriters. Ultimately super cool and I would definitely LOVE to grab one of these for me or as a holiday gift. What do you think?
Take a look at the video below
By now we are ALL aware of how Digital Marketing has taken the world by storm. We really don’t think about it because it was a process that happened so gradually. One minute we were flipping through the Fall Preview Guide of the TV Guide to see all of the next seasons shows and the next thing we know, we are viewing that edition ONLINE.
I was recently having a discussing about things and I mentioned to the person about the changes that have occured and how quickly. They gave me a puzzled look until I used the TV Guide Analogy. We have really quite literally been taken over by Digital Media. We use mobile phones for conversations, taking pictures, interacting with people and occasionally even talking on it. Although I prefer traditional paper books, the sales of traditionally books have been on a steady decline due to the increasing popularity of book readers like Nook, Kindle and iPad. We have come a long way baby!
There will be NO industry left untouched by this historical growth of technology. One of the industries that I would love to be enveloped, altered and changed for the better by this amazing Digital Technology boom is Education! I just had a conversation that started with politics and ended with education that detailed how education needs to be pulled from the manufacturing era into the technology era. Well, due to the growth of this technology era, I believe it’s a possibility and I would LOVE to see how things could evolve.
Take a look at the infographic below that displays how education could benefit from a strong boost of the digital era.
Please include attribution to TheBestColleges.org with this graphic.