I am young professional and I have been graduated from EMU since August 2008. I have never really cared about having a laptop I have a desk top and I was happy. Until Startup Weekend Detroit I never realized just how important two things can be. A laptop or netbook are essential to business today.
I am hard core note taker with a notebook and I am rethinking my paper calander for organization. With out Internet service you can not research and it is even harder to create a social marketing platform.
I am active in the social space and I believe in creating opportunities but with out technology you can not participate and this makes life complicated. My team leader, even though I was frustrated, still considered me part of the team. I was kind of shocked but he let me participate.
With out a smart phone like an iphone I can not even help my friend Henry Balanon by purchasing his Iphone applications like the Toastmasters Timer for speeches! I never realized just how important an Iphone can be. With out a laptop I could have participated by using an Iphone.
Over the years, I have never been much on the technology side. Last year was the first time I burned a CD. Through networking, I now believe you can not truly participate unless you have the tools to allow you to excel. The problem is the cost.
I do not have the money to obtain these things right now. I am young in my career and I am working part time jobs that play minimum wage which often conflicts with networking times.
I am an optimist and I believe things will. I am not buying into what the so called experts are saying. I believe in creating your own life and only you can make changes. I am hoping change comes soon.