Tuesday, August 28, 2012 • 8:51 pm
Hey everyone. I’m back from vacation and back to the swing of reality. During my two week vacation, I took 10 days to un-plug, de-plug, get off the grid, and attempt to do a tech detox.
It’s not that I think everyone should do this but I realized that I needed to do this. Yet, I wonder if others are in need of regularly examining how they engage their digital lives. Technology addition is becoming a growing phenomenon and will be increasingly an issue. How do we know this? Because insurance companies are now beginning (out of necessity) to cover technology addiction – for both adults and children.
Technology is an amazing thing, isn’t it? What we’re able to do – personally and through our various circles of work, ministries, or organizations is nothing short of amazing. And even on a global scale, it is stunning to see.
A blessing can become a burden or a curse.
But even that which can a blessing – if not guarded well – can grow to be a burden or worse, a curse.
I see technology – like many other things – through that perspective.
It’s not that technology or social media was destroying my marriage, my life, or my ability to connect with my children. Read the rest of this entry »
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Saturday, March 5, 2011 • 12:18 am
Yes, the rumors are true. I own an iPad. It was a very gracious gift from my staff for my 40th birthday this past year. As most of my readers know, I have some reluctance towards Apple for various reasons. Perhaps another reason is because many years ago, a friend of mine encouraged me to buy some Apple stock – when it was hovering around $5! I told him it was gonna go bankrupt. ;(
But I have to admit,
I really love my iPad.
Check it…I used to love it.
After this past week’s news release of the soon arriving iPad 2, my iPad suddenly feels too heavy, too fat, too slow, and too old. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , apple, conan, ipad, ipad 2, technology
Thursday, June 25, 2009 • 10:56 am
Several months ago, I pondered making a change from a PC to a Macbook (and asked for your advice) but resisted the peer pressure from the Apple cult and nearly everyone on my staff using a Mac but after seeing this video, I confess I may have made a mistake. If there are any PC or Microsoft folks out there, can your computers/operating systems do this?
It’s in French and I don’t understand a lick of French asides from Bonjour but the video still kicks butt. Wait to see the full impact and you’ll know what I mean.
Can you say, “Bing?” :)
Filed under: , apple, laptops, macbook, microsoft, pc, steve jobs, technology
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 • 1:11 am
What in the world happened to MySpace? Did Robert Murdoch make a bad investment when he purchased MySpace for 580 million dollars in 2005? At one point, people were referring to MySpace as a potential Google killer. Wow – how fast things change.
I never had a MySpace account but dabbled with Q Cafe’s MySpace account and wasn’t impressed. But recents news [shared below] via the Guardian UK is not news to anyone, right? MySpace – Web 2.0’s darling a few years ago is now less than half the size of it’s younger rival, Facebook, and now officically in decline.
So, here are my questions in an attempt to better understand the fast changing aspect of social media and post Web 2.0.
What happened to MySpace? Will it be around 5 years from now?
We all know that businesses come and go; New trends come and go. But in light of our incredibly fast changing world especially via technology Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , facebook, myspace, technology, twitter
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 • 10:23 am
First of all, I’ve sold out more of my soul and am now on Twitter [thanks for all the Twit advice]. My handle is @eugenecho. My goal is to get 5,000,000 followers so I can start my own international city. Let me begin by thanking all the Eugene Cho(s) in the world for not being geekier or techier and taking the ID. You all are truly servants.
But now that I’m twittering, switching over to the Mac might be the last straw before my soul is lost to the god of trendiness. I recently purchased a used newer PC but over this weekend, I was seriously tempted to get a Mac. I saw some folks demonstrate video and powerpoint stuff and was a little envious. And after my recent post about PC vs Mac, I had three people offer to send me money including one person that was willing to make up the entire difference between my church’s $800 budget and a new Mac. Crazy. I said, ‘No,’ but now, I’m a little tempted.
On Saturday night, I updated my Facebook status with this note:
Eugene is having a moment of weakness and thinking of getting a Mac…
and started laughing my head off at the responses that came in. Here’s a sample Read the rest of this entry »
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