A guest GIS student blog post by Jen
It has been a while since I wrote my first blog and I’ve noticed a few surprising changes: In the last seven months, after spending countless hours in front of a computer, my love for technology has actually grown – something I didn’t think was possible.
Even though most of my days are spent looking at two 17” PC monitors in the GIS lab, I go home to spend my evenings looking at my 27” Apple monitor (apparently I am an Apple Addict) and the weird thing is it doesn’t bother me like it used to. I used to get headaches back in September, after a couple of hours on a computer, but no more! One could conclude this is a good thing since I am now in the professional field of GIS which requires that I constantly utilize computers now, and for years to come.
New technology and breakthroughs are happening on a daily basis and it can be somewhat tiresome keeping up with it all.
There are days when my Twitter account is overlooked (not very often mind you) which sometimes means I can be a few hours to a couple of days behind of something new! (Gasp)
However, this RARELY happens, as I am a Pro at multi-tasking all day long;
Profs are talking while I am on the internet, doing schoolwork, back to the internet, then I’m making dinner, back to the internet (mobile of course by now on my iPhone or iPad), now on to homework, obviously the internet follows, and so it goes on…..You get the picture.
Sometimes I wonder if I missed my calling on blogging about technology on a full time basis. Nah, I’ll stick with considering this my ‘knack’ and using these skills for keeping up with new technology and software all things GIS.
My love for technology continues to grow as new things are released, keeping my inner-child entertained, but more so because of my deep understanding and respect for technology.
What kind of person would I be if I didn’t support my fellow tech-savvy entrepreneurs?
This Jen’s second post on technology, read the first.