Posted by: SJC
Technology, work-life balance
When it all works — it’s great. I can’t help but continually be amazed at the changes I’ve seen in the technology over the span of time that I’ve been involved. For me it all started in the U.S. Navy – communications. I remember thinking during my Navy training how much there was to learn. I remember being amazed at the technology of the day (…mid-late 60′s), and while I was up-to-date on the technology of the day, and some advanced military technology, at that point I certainly never dreamed that in my lifetime I might be sitting in the ski lodge “working” remotely while my grandson attends his ski team practice.
The reflections of the sun onto my computer screen are somewhat of a distraction, but the beauty surrounding the area creates a wonderful work environment. Neither did I (way back then), ever dream that I could be surfside at a tropical resort with the tropical breezes blowing, while I’m “working” on systems located thousands of miles away. I wonder sometimes why I am so fortunate as to have todays technology available to me, I consider myself very fortunate indeed.
Days like today help me to put my work-life in balance. With child-like wonder I approach my “work” day from the lodge – nice work if you can get it!