Right now I am working from my home. Unusual for me, especially on a Monday. I did go into the office today for a couple of hours, but left. The IT guy for ANM, Stan, is installing a new network server. This is quite a job in itself, but when you have to link 65 individual computers together, and have them interface properly with the network, it is a monumental chore. Kudos to Stan for all his hard work. Anyway, what this means for me is that my computer was not quite up to par today. I couldn’t access many files that I need, since they are stored on the network. So work just got more and more frustrating. So I came home, figuring I could get more work done here.
While driving home, the current situation at the office made me think of how dependent we have become on technology. And what can happen without it. Think about it. Networks go down. You lose internet access. The power goes out. Result? Work stops. We are largely technology bound in America today. Continue reading