As I look around at all of the technology gear I’ve accumulated over the past few years, I can only come to one conclusion: I’ve got too much stuff. I mean, seriously, do I really need six different computers? Four printers? Four digital cameras? Seven external hard drives? Boxes worth of headphones, cables, cords, and adapters? I know why this has occurred. My professional desire to stay current has combined with my eagerness for the latest and coolest, but it’s time for me to cool it.
As I head to Iowa State, I’ve got the golden opportunity to whittle down my technology profile. Anyone got some thoughts on what an ideal technology setup would be, one that enabled maximum user power while simultaneously required as little hardware (and accessories) as possible? If you had the chance to start over with a blank slate and a desire to reduce your overall technology footprint, what would you get?
I’d love to get your input on how I can simplify my tech life. Comment here or, better yet, post your thoughts on your own blog and link back to here (TrackBack or comment).