In 1992 my father brought home a delicate contraption. It was grey, bulky, and when this machine
turned on it sounded like it was coming alive or breathing heavy. It was the family’s first computer. I remember playing, “Manhole” by the developers who would go on to create, “Myst”. I remember forgetting about the tv, as I did not own video games yet, and I could only read so many, ‘Babysitter Club” books. At 8 years old I would sit in a desk chair far too big and tried to solve electronic puzzles or games for hours. I was hooked.
Eventually 1997 rolled on by and AOL enabled me to talk to other people around the world. My parents tried hard to prevent this, but their password was my grandma’s first name. I learned two things in that moment: Having a strong password is important and that the computer was going to evolve into something amazing.
Years later I can say that I love technology for so many reasons. I love it because it has allowed me to connect with others, to be creative with amazing programs and made my life efficient.
When I am not playing my PS3, blogging, tweeting, FBing it up, I am most likely at work where I am an Assistant Director of Residence LIfe at Simmons College. On the job technology and social media is key! When I’m not at work I am totally working out (shout out to #safit) or roaming around Boston. I look forward to posting on this blog further as I believe technology and higher education can go hand in hand.