Monday, December 04, 2006

That's all, folks.

As this contest comes to a close, I just wanted to thank many of my readers for their help and support. This experience has been just as helpful to my future career as winning the competition would be. I also wanted to give you a few last tips about the ever changing world of technology before I finish.

  1. Read the news - Being in tune with current events will really help you get ahead in the workforce. While you're at it, take a glance at the business/technology section of whatever you read.
  2. Find a blog you can really rely on/relate to:
    -Here are some of the blogs I have been using to inspire some of my posts and I strongly urge you to bookmark some of them if you want to stay in-the-know about technology trends:

techcrunch.com - my absolute favorite - mostly internet companies
techdirt.com - gossip tech news
venturebeat.com - news about small companies - lots of web 2.0 info
gigaom.com - tech news, web 2.0, gaming
3. Subscribe to magazines/periodicals involving technology: Wired,
Business 2.0, PC World, PC Magazine, are some good choices, to name a
few.
4. Immerse yourself in it. Buy a cool new gadget, surf the web, muddle
around with these cool, new products (if possible)
But don't let it consume your life. Technology supports and improves our life - we shouldn't let it be the definition of it. So keep up to date with what's going on in the tech world. Learn to embrace the certain types of technology that enrich your life and reject those that intrude upon it.
Good luck to you all and, once again, thank you so much.