Monday, October 17, 2011


Aviators in the early age of flight were often warned "watch the clouds." That bit of old analog advice is something every person online should take to heart.

I'm planning to purchase a new laptop in the next 6 months. The machine I select will have to meet my unique needs as both a broadcast journalist and a blogger. One of the net's recent techno marvels is the concept of "cloud computing" where everything is stored somewhere on some server in cyberland. This is a blessing and a curse. If you can't get online, or if the internet were to be hacked out of existence for a couple of weeks, you would have ZERO access to anything!
Google works for me! And now it's working for SUNY New Paltz
I prefer to have as much as possible STORED on my computer! That goes for emails, blogs, photos, videos, etc. Sure, I'll have them stowed away "up there" - but it is always best to keep files saved you can work on stuff if you cannot get online!

You can store and access gmail, your gmail calendar, facebook & twitter, your blog*spot or wordpress blog, right on your machine. I have all of these files "locked" in a password-protected file on my pc.

Working With Google Calendar and Google Phone

I have the ability to "read" by blog*spot blog, which I have also been converting to
WP - kinda like the old Radioland blog system... Here's the software I've been using ::: Design your WordPress website on your own PC

I still get flack from some bloggers as to why I would want to use blog*spot and Google. well, duh kids, after last week's performance on the stock market (and I understand that Google could be nothing ten years from now, just as Netcape is nothing today) I am very glad I stuck it out with the BIG G!
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ElectronicsNews said...

It's an brilliant post, great and useful sharing of your opinions....

The Twitterer said...

ah yes you are so fassinatin' babe

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