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Why the Name Change?

hitchhikers_guide_to_galaxy_2005_teFor years the name of this blog has been “Making Money with Technology.”  It’s time for a change.  For some reason I hear the voice of the Doctor (from the TV show “Doctor Who“) saying “Change — and not a moment too soon”!

My most recent post, which was on the topic of using iPad apps in schools to replace books, made me realize that the title is not only too limiting, but also a bit outdated.  Technology is indeed a money making proposition, but somehow it has become far more than that.  Technology is no long “what we use” (for work or fun) or even what we sell — it has literally become part of who we are.

Can you imagine your day without your cell phone?  Voice mail?  Instant news via Twitter?  Apps?  Games?  Even your love life has most likely been touched by technology.   Statistic Brain  says that of the 54 million single adults in the United States 40 million of them have tried online dating!  20 million belong to eHarmony alone!

I’ll still post about Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and how to make money with technology — but the focus of the blog is much broader than that.    Technology touches every aspect of our lives in amazing and even somewhat scary ways (the pace of technological change seems to ever increase).

For example (and it will be the topic of my next post) technology is literally flipping (reversing) the way students are being taught in schools.    Our traditional method of a teacher giving a lecture with passive students taking notes is literally going out the window.   From the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Common Core and Virtual Schools — the educational world is undergoing massive change.

Please feel free to email me or add your comments if there are specific subjects you’d like to see discussed.  As Bette Davis once said (in the movie  “All about Eve“) “Fasten your seat-belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

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