/ wp-end-tag > It surprises me in some cases how dependent we have ended up being on innovation. Today I was at a customer website, and their network guy was on the phone with Barracuda debugging some concerns with their firewall/web filter. At one point I heard him say, “Well, looks like I lost internet entirely.
Simply then, I overheard another worker – who was trying to utilize the internet – snort and exclaim “Piece of scrap!”.
Really? Have our expectations of innovation really specified that a short-lived failure makes something a “piece of scrap”?
Another example from my own life – a couple weeks earlier, on a Sunday afternoon (yes, I was working), we had a power failure. Now I can – as a kid – remember when having a power failure was kinda fun. There was an odd sort of excitement when it took place, and it was way less of an inconvenience. Of course, “back then”, far less things depended on electrical power. We quickly coped.
< map wp-tag-caption id ="" line up =" alignleft" width="300" caption =" Power Outage( Photo credit: mrapplegate)"/ wp-end-tag > It reminds me of a comedian I saw a few years ago on one of the late night talk shows. The person next to him got truly thrilled, pulled out his laptop computer, and began working.
In 2012, a power failure is not fun. At all. Our water is pumped using electricity (during the winter even our in-floor heating wont work – pumps too, ya understand?). The garage door will not open. Due to the fact that our web access is gone, I can no longer work. Half of our food is in a freezer in the garage – lose that and we lose a lot. Best of luck trying to drive anywhere – when the powers out, it just aint gon na occur unless you do not mind trying to find hidden back roadways.
Another example from my own life – a couple weeks earlier, on a Sunday afternoon (yes, I was working), we had a power failure. It took 30 minutes due to the fact that 1) I had left my cycling radio at work, 2) I could not get the very first radio I found to work, and 3) I might not discover good batteries.
Simply a couple of years ago that exact same employee would have been digging through boxes of files in some sort of dark, dusty warehouse somewhere rather of sitting at his desk with all of the worlds knowledge at his fingertips. At that time Im sure he would have longingly dreamed to have the sort of convenience he has now – yet now it has actually ended up being the standard for him. Anything less is a “piece of scrap”.
A couple of minutes into the flight the wi-fi network, or possibly the satellite they were accessing, decreased. The guy with the laptop computer blurt a substantial sigh and knocked his laptop computer closed. In action, the comedian looked at the guy and said, “Look friend – we are sitting in a huge metal tube, drifting on air and traveling at hundreds of miles per hour (which I believe is incredible), and youre pissed since something that you didnt have recently isnt working today?”
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My phone worked, however none of the news websites I normally visit had anything updated, so I figured the local radio stations might have a hint what happened. It took 30 minutes due to the fact that 1) I had actually left my biking radio at work, 2) I might not get the very first radio I discovered to work, and 3) I could not discover great batteries.