Computer technology is absolutely where you want to put your money. The computer industry is definitely the field to gear your future toward. At least those are the thoughts we had just a few years ago. Taking a look at things today are they really what we were expecting?
Lets face it in the computer industry itself have there been any of the mind boggling advancements we were all expecting? If you walk into a computer store like Best Buy or any of the others and take a look around what do you see? Not much that’s different than a few years ago to be honest. The same thing really holds true in the smart phone and hand held computing markets too. So what’s the deal? Is technology dead for us normal folks?
Where Is Left For Computers To Go
There are going to be a lot of arguments on this and that is OK I welcome them. The truth is there is no place left for computers to go for the home market. Not for the regular business market either for that matter. They already do what it is that the consumers in both markets need them to.
Call me crazy, and a lot of people that read this post probably will, but it seems that the computer industry shifted years ago to giving consumers what they want instead of creating something for the consumer to want. Making touch screens affordable enough that its within the range people pay for them doesn’t count.
Touch screen monitors have been around for quite a while. In fact I have an old HP Windows XP laptop that was doing years ago what the “New” 2-in-1 computer manufacturers are patting themselves on the back for now. The only difference is that the prices are lower and they are a bit thinner than they used to be. What I’m saying is that it seems more like a hyped shell game with multi-colored peas rather than an innovative tech field to me.
Software Companies Need To Step Up The Tech
Back in the day software developers had to be sharp. Every memory address accounted for cleaned and re-used. Every processor and math co-processor call carefully created, used, and released so the next process was free to run. Computer hardware that was available for the average business or home user was beyond limited and every last drop had to be carefully and inventively milked to accomplish the end goal most effectively.
That was definitely a different day. There was a finely pulled fabric band that held Consumers, Software Companies, and Hardware Companies together. The consumer and software developer alike was waiting mouth watering for the next small byte of technology to be released. Hardware companies were constantly not just giving them what they were wishful for, but thinking ahead and creating the unexpected. The Computer industry was leaping forward as if all three parts Hardware-Software-Consumer were pulling each other forward with each snap of that elastic fabric.
As it stands hardware companies are far ahead of the game. Consumers are content, most software development is lazy. There is now far more resource available than current software companies or consumers need, or know they want. That is if we just decide to accept the status quo. Before computer and smartphone hardware companies are going to do more than change the packaging around. The software industry is going to have to create a need for the hardware to improve. Added software innovation will also recreate that “Latest and Greatest Tech” twinkle in the consumer’s eyes as well. The elasticity will be restored and computer technology will once again find a unilateral challenge to move it forward.
Show Me What You’ve Got and Wake Me Up
It’s time to wake me up and show me what you’re really made of. Don’t Give me big virtual reality headsets. I want to see full holographic interactive reality on a normal consumer’s budget. Showing me a cool gadget here and there on T.V. that costs $20 thousand dollars each might be cool but reality it’s not.
Apple, you want me to get hysterical over a digital watch? Give me one that gives me more than an iPod, iPad, and iPhone already does. Give me a little holographic Siri that I can hold a conversation with. Same goes for Microsoft and Samsung. I was playing a holographic cowboy at the arcade for a quarter back in the ’80’s. Why am I supposed to be falling over backwards to walk around with a glorified Dick Tracey watch? At least give me something that is more than a status trophy.
4Gb, 8Gb and more? I shouldn’t have to care. Smart phones and watches shouldn’t be much more than the dummy terminals of the networks of the ’80’s and ’90’s. Give me unlimited data for device operations and store everything and run everything from the “(i)Cloud”. All of this tech already exists so find a way to use it economically and do make it happen, show me what you’ve got.
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