Saturday, March 26, 2011

Technology Overload

 My new header photo is something of a reflection of my life right now.  It seems that there are too many options, too many things to be done, and not enough time to do them.  I do love working on the computer and all of the things that are at my disposal.  Last week I added a first generation IPad to my arsenal of techno toys.  Since the IPad 2 was introduced, many retailers have begun discounting the first generation models.  I chose the 64gig with WiFi and no 3G.  I am almost always in a location with WiFi so the 3G option was not critical to me.  If I find that this new tech toy has as many uses as I think it might, I will probably request an IPad 2 with 3G at the office.
I do know one thing for sure, my Franklin Day Planner is toast!  I can keep my calendar on the IPad and it weighs about 2-3lbs less than my "Frankie".  I have downloaded Sketchbook Pro, but I'm not sure exactly what I will do with it.  I am now looking for presentation software, something that I can use similar to  PowerPoint for one on one meetings with clients.  If you have any suggestions, I am open.  It has been suggested that I download DropBox and use it for a number of different things.  I need to do a little more research before I commit to that.  I have downloaded EverNote.  Again, I'm not sure what I will do with it yet, but I am sure there are a multitude of things that I can do, with a little research and training.
Speaking of training, that seems to be the biggest problem in this Tech-age that we live.  My IPad apparently has a 181 page users manual...available online.  Virtually all of the downloads appear to have no real instructions.  They either expect you to figure it out, or ask a friend who has already become proficient with the program.  When a brother could use a little help, there is often none to be found.  I hate it when that happens.
I will say that the IPad is an impressive little device.  I am sure that I will find much more valuable things for it to do than play "Angry Birds".  Stay tuned for more from Driller's journey into IPad country.


  1. Yeah it all starts to run together for me sometimes.

  2. you can put your franklin covey on the iPad? i had no idea! i for sure need to check that out. but i dunno... i'm kinda attached to physically writing in my covey...

  3. Very cool. Someday soon, I will make that jump.

    You can go to an Apple Store and take some classes they hold for iPad users.

  4. I haven't developed any interest in an Ipad yet. Pam is curious whether it's a better option for presentations.