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The Disposable Laptop

I just spent two weeks without my laptop.  I didn’t realize I would be without it so long but after I did everything I knew I took it to the repair place I normally go.  They were three to four business days out just for diagnostics.

Oh. My. God.  I nearly fainted when I found out the cost.

Not because I had to replace the operating system.  Not because I was ambivalent about needing my documents and photos (yes I had backed them up to Carbonite a couple days before it went down – okay I thought I did but no). Not because I am against companies making a profit.

I nearly fainted because for another $100 I could have purchased a new one…every day of the week.

Could I have purchased the top of the line? No. But if I had to start over – and I pretty much did – then what was the point of keeping the old one?  Was I better off getting a newer, faster model?

I pulled up my big girl panties and paid for the repair.  I still love my computer.

The store owner told me within five short years computers will be disposable.  I don’t think we’ll have to wait that long.

Social media has offered up a ton of places online to keep photos, videos, powerpoints, documents.  Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Slideshare.  And mobile?  It’s already crazy out of control and we may not need laptops period.

Even for someone who loves the chaotic, messy, almost instantly obsolete world that is the internet that feels insane!

When You're A Hammer Everything's A Nail!

When planning for January and the rest of 2010 I had to really think.  Google says it’s trying to get rid of SEOs and that’s my hammer.

Here’s the thing…

I love what I do. Helping business owners use the exact right words to position their online activities and attract new customers they could not have found otherwise? Empowering businesses to use the internet for sales and marketing instead of just using search to find other people’s stuff?  There is no better feeling in the world! At least not for me.

Should I “re-invent” myself?  Honestly I would like to just continue to be.  But that’s not the world I chose.  Seventy percent of all current workers are in no growth jobs (that means no wage growth either) so staying the same really means going backwards.  Doesn’t sound like much of a plan for me.  I prefer the chaotic, never stops changing, mad world of the web.  So I guess I’ll take a deep breath instead of a breather.

My current nail is invisible websites.  What else can I use my hammer for?  Don’t know yet but one thing is for sure.  The world is not going to slow down just to let me figure it out.

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