February 11th, 2012
Some times I just have to stop and think of just how easy we have got it these past couple of decades with the birth of the Internet. There are times that I don’t have access to my lap top for an evening or two and I feel so totally cut off and helpless which is a most horrible feeling to have especially when you stop and think that it is a piece of metal and plastic that fits in your lap that makes you feel so totally alive in countless ways!
Not only do I rely on my laptop at home but I have the same problem at work. One of the worse things that can happen at work is for your computer to be down. We are lucky, we have a great group of IT folks that really know their stuff and try their best to get to your computer as fast as they can, but of course they are always in high demand in a large company such as the one I work for.
We are also blessed to be able to use the Internet at our desks from time to time, we are urged to keep the personal use down and so far no one has had an issue in any of the departments. Like right now a co worker is moving to the U.K. some time in June and is busy looking online for flats to rent in various areas over there. It’s amazing to think that 20 years ago if someone was looking for flats for rent in Glasgow or flats for rent in Edinburgh how they would not be able to just jump online and find all the things that they would ever need to about relocating half way across the world.
The only things we aren’t allowed to do on our desk tops is any type of porn or drug related sites and just recently they have banned the use of Facebook, but it looks like that might be changing here soon. I know I’m not getting my hopes up, but if the ruling sticks so be it. I’m just saying…….