Thing #7 - Technology

Every time I hear the word "technology," I think of the song from the end of Napoleon Dynamite:

"I love technology, but not as much as you, you see... but I still love technology, always and forever."

Ah, technology. I almost feel like writing a totally cliche post about how technology moves so fast, and how hard it is to catch up, and how I can't believe kids these days are doing this thing instead of that thing, and how they have NO IDEA how hard it was for me when I was their age, blah blah blah. But (thankfully, for you) I'm not going to do that. Instead, I'm going to list some cool things I'm excited about:

Google Chrome. I haven't downloaded it yet, but I will soon. I read the comic that they put out to promote it, and it sounds really awesome. I don't know that this will replace Firefox for me, but it should be fun to play around with.

The iPhone. I think I've decided that I'm going to get one, but I'm not sure when. I just think it is so cool that there is a phone that does practically anything you could want it to do. I don't really need it, but who cares? Nobody NEEDS an iPhone. I just want one! :)

Picnik. This is a site where you can edit images for free, and it's super easy to use. I don't have Photoshop or any other photo editing software, but I wanted to take a picture I had and make it into a logo for my blog. I found Picnik (which I had heard of before, but never used), and within minutes I was able to do exactly what I wanted with my photo. Sure, it's not as sophisticated as Photoshop - but it was fast, easy, and did just what I needed it to do. Sometimes I'm amazed at how much you can do online for free!

What cool things are you excited about?

5 Responses to "Thing #7 - Technology"

BookBukNut responded on 9/03/2008 8:22 PM #

You should totally get an iPhone - they are great and you are right - you don't really need but hey, in reality what do you really, really need.

Sokwat responded on 9/04/2008 3:47 PM #

I'm in the same boat Erica. To get the Iphone or not to get the Iphone . hmmm....

P.S. I'm using Chrome to comment on your blog. Seems a tad like a small tad slower than Firefox.

luckeyfrog responded on 9/04/2008 5:34 PM #

Google's free photoediting program, Picasa, has worked really well for me too. It does the basics, easily, and my pictures look better for it. But it sounds like you found one you like already, and I'd guess the two are similar anyway. :)

Jared Cherup responded on 9/04/2008 6:48 PM #

Picnik is all web based as opposed to Picasa which is an application. While it lacks photo organization, it boasts a lot more features in the photo editing department than Picasa does.

It all depends on your needs. For basic cropping and touch ups, Picasa does fine.

DrawU2 responded on 9/08/2008 8:35 PM #

Wouldn't it be awesome if CML just gave us all IPhones? I have been debating about the issue, too. Even if it was the first version, it would be fun to play with. Thanks for sharing the cool stuff.