Technology makes up a large part of all of our lives, and is definitely the cornerstone of my own. As a man who has dedicated the better part of his life to technology, and based all aspects of his career on it, I am tethered to it 24/7.
To give you a little background on what I do, I am a web designer, entrepreneur, and up and coming blogger. Because of all of this, there are 3 main pieces of the puzzle that need to be there for me: a powerful workhorse desktop computer, a notebook computer for work outside of the office, and of course a smart phone to make sure I’m always connected.
My desktop: The work horse
As a graphic designer, web developer, digital artist, gamer, and all of the other titles that I hold, I need a machine that will keep up with everything that I do, and just use to get things done. For all of things that I need to have going at the same time, multi-tasking is a must. I won’t get into the boring details, but I really do need a powerful machine to run highly intensive graphic programs, video editing, and even a little gaming in my free time. Not something easily handled by an affordable notebook.
The notebook: the office away from the office
All too often do I find myself far away from my home office, and still need to get things done. Simply put, my laptop isn’t all too special. In fact, it is mainly used for Internet use. Not a lot of games, or intense programs, just general everyday tasks, but it’s still good for getting projects started while on the go (finishing them is something easier done in the office). However, this is something that I’ve considered switching out of my arsenal in favor of a mobile OS tablet.
The smart phone: all I really need on the go
If you’re reading this, chances are that you already have a smart phone, and know just how convenient it can be to have almost every thing you could need digitally, while away from the rest of your tech family in your pocket, or the palm of your hand. In this day and age, not having a smart phone is like having a pager, except for the Internet. “Did you get that email I sent?” people would ask, over the phone, or SMS, and you would have to respond “I’ll check it when I get back to my computer.” it really doesn’t sound too bad, but for me it’s a hassle.
So that’s the technology that I can’t live without. To get into specifics, I use a self built desktop PC, an older laptop computer that does what I need it to do for now, but is in serious need of an upgrade, and an iPhone. All of these things put together make up how I not only keep in touch with the world, and conduct business, but also just stay sane.