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Technology used to be incredibly intimidating. My mother still refuses to watch a dvd on her own for fear of breaking something. For her, technology has always been the realm of computer scientists and engineers. Those gadgets weren’t made for her in mind, so she didn’t spend much time with them...
My son just turned 20 months old. It’s funny how at that age we measure age in so much detail, rather than just saying he’s almost two. Nevertheless at this age his little brain is developing at an amazing pace. As such he’s reached what some have described to me as the most terrible phase of life… the “What’s that?” and “Why?” stage. Everywhere we go and everything he sees, he’ll inevitably ask me “Dada what’s that?” and if my explanation doesn’t satisfy him he follows up with a “Why Dada?”...
I still find myself in a bit of a post-holiday daze and while digging myself out of the pile of work I need to catch up on, I've decided to post something that might actually be useful for once :)
Not that I ever do this ;) but if you think about the process to download a movie. To do it for free, I first have to find the files from a torrent tracking portal. Then I have to know how to use a download client. Next I have to check the file is what I want, as well as scan it for any malware. If I’ve done all this correctly I can watch my movie, and even then with my luck the quality is probably terrible. My wife on the other hand actually values her time, so she uses Netflix. All she does is browse their catalog and have the movie stream in near real time; they even have HD!
Virtualization is great. It’s by most measures the most significant technology to hit the world of business since the internet some 25 years ago.
One friend I made, Eddie, was the strongest guy I have ever met. He trained just for power and his specialty was the bench press. Eddie got to a point where he could put up a 500 pound bench press in the gym on any given day like it was nothing. In a competition his numbers were even more impressive.