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It's been awhile since I have blogged, as I have been working my way through the tough parts of life. But I feel like the current state of the US economy is pulling me back into action. The common factor on most Americans minds is “what is the trouble with our economy?”

You really don't have to look that far to find some answers:

  1. A current presidential, millionaire candidate that has been outsourcing work to other countries in order that his golden pockets get heavier?
  2. A clothing designer who has US Olympic team uniforms made overseas? Yah, that makes sense!
  3. A city mayor, ex basketball player, who thinks the solution to a city's financial woes is building ANOTHER arena for basketball?
  4. A state governor who thinks the solution to rapidly declining funds is to increase taxes on local business and cut much needed services to the needy?
  5. A population of older parents who think ALL successful kids must graduate college with an unending debt of school loans before they even make money or know how to do anything productive at all?
  6. Education officials that need $200k jobs to do…. What exactly? While the teachers and students struggle.
  7. Checkout lines that are robotically controlled by the patrons themselves, while previous cashiers lose their jobs?
  8. A population of prisoners that continues to increase and grow more dangerous but not be valued by anyone at all?
  9. Allowing religious institutions to play politics, own property, devalue opposing populations and yet pay 0 taxes?
  10. A small percentage of Americans controlling most of the money?
  11. Banks being saved by the government for making crooked decisions?
  12. Athletes who make more money than entrepreneurs?

And the problem with the economy is what again???

 

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Hard drives

How many hard drives have you owned that have eventually crashed? Many times we entrust information to these hardware dinosaurs that we cannot replace. We back them up to other hard drives and hope that the backed up version does not crash at the same time. Risky way of protecting our valuable data huh?

Yes, Virginia the hard drive is going bye bye rapidly. Their replacement will be solid state flash based drives that are more reliable at the least. That replacement has already started and is being magnified by the huge success of smart phones and tablet computing. Mobile computing is the future of our world and that depends on light, indestructible forms of data storage. Not hard drives. But prices are still too high for this new technology and the technology has not become a norm yet.

Well, I am being forced into the future early. My trusted iMac’s hard drive just died a sizzlingly sad death. After a week of desperate CPR attempts, I have given up saving it and now will have to have it replaced. I will also have to trust the stability of my Time Machine backup from March. Scary beyond words!

This less than desirable event will take time as Apple will need to complete the operation and I have to find time to get the machine to them in the first place.

So, after I shake off the anxiety ridden feelings of desperation, I started realizing this could be an “opportunity”. I can try to compute daily soley off my iPad. Hmmmmm…… Am I ready for this?

So until my hard disk is replaced, reformatted and restored (goddess knows how long that will take!) I am going to use my iPad 2 for my blogging, shopping online, research, Netflix watching, reading and overall computing. Starting now!

So far so good. More to come in the days ahead!

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