Do you ever think back to the days when you couldn’t just google, bing, or wolfram alpha an answer and have an instantaneous answer along with an infographic to back it up?
I was in a discussion yesterday regarding the concept of “Contemporary IT” and how it relates back to both our personal and professional lives. The conversation left a great number of questions open — What are our expectations for both our intranets as well as the internet? Do we expect the same things both at work and at home (use of mobile applications, hardware, software?) or are we happy with a sense of “theirs” and “mine?” Where are the new media boundaries?
Why? It’s a few things. If you haven’t realized, there’s that whole social netwoking and social media thing (maybe you’ve heard of it), coupled with the rise of smart phones, leading to the mobile application, (then the ipad, ahem) which has given us ways to harness information in ways only visionaries thought possible a decade ago.
Sure, I realize that the average user will have a much different perspective than a digital native who works in the IT function (ahem, yours truly), but what I do know is that both large and small companies alike are working to make the internets a better place for those of use who are cube-dwellers during the day and mac-addicts by night.
So I ask you, wise readers of the techyness –
In the words of a wise Liz Lemon, what’s your dealbreaker? How much new media and contemporary IT do you want in the office vs. at home?
[for more fun on what the internet used to look like, check out the wayback machine]
//antique google search image via Flickr