A technical sound off

I’ve debated what I would write for my last TechBytes column as a Metro student. I could talk about this great new Android cell phone I just got, or maybe write a projection for what the tech world holds for students this year; but I think not.

Being a technophile is largely about curiosity. I’d hope by sharing my thoughts on the latest and greatest tools available to students and consumers I’ve instilled a sense of curiosity in my readers to find ways of improving their lives through technology.

There will always be a new toy, mobile app or a software suite testing its mettle on the open market, and it’s there for the finding. My philosophy is this: If technology can make a process more efficient, or help people discover a new way of doing things, then it’s worth the eff …

Wait! What the hell am I saying? Did anybody else just hear that Apple may be the target of antitrust inquiries stemming from their new iPhone app development guidelines?

This is huge news, mostly because Apple has long considered itself the little guy, making no qualms with egging on the antitrust investigations of its much larger rivals, namely Microsoft or Google.

A lot of people probably don’t realize just exactly how gargantuan of a company Apple is. In fact, just two weeks ago, it moved past Microsoft on the S&P 500 to become the company with the second largest market cap at $242 billion. Hardly the little guy.

I tried to do the noble thing and write the sentimental semester-closer column, the one that would inspire people to go on and continue to read our fine student-run publication. And I hope this column has done that.

We’re student journalists, yes, but our intentions are only to help keep our peers informed. We’re moving into the digital age and hope that by making a minute effort ourselves that you yourself might too.

So I say this: Staff turns over every semester, it is inevitable, but student curiosity should not. If you remain curious and willing to discover, the truth will set you free … or something. Enjoy your break.

In addition to TechBytes, Drew regularly updates his own tech-related blog at werdswords.com. He covers many of the same topics there that he has in TechBytes for the last two years.

Author: Drew Jaynes

Drew Jaynes contributed to The Metropolitan in print and online as a photographer, photo editor and visual media director between 2007 and 2010.

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