Okay, actually not MY life cycle, but the life cycle for my laptop at work. Apparently, these laptops have a 3-year life cycle, after which our IT department has orders to replace them.
I pretended this wasn't going to happen by ignoring the emails as long as I could, but when the day finally came, it was surprisingly fast - and I had NO issues! And best of all, the new laptop has some nifty features that I already love.
For starters, it is significantly lighter and thinner. This doesn't seem like a big deal, but as often as I am toting it around multiple floors and buildings at work, it was a noticeable change.
It also has a quiet keyboard with back-lit keys (they light up when in use). This eliminates the need for a keyboard light but I think I like the quieter keys even more. I am often typing on the laptop in the back of Training rooms and before I've felt like my typing may be a distraction - but not any more. You can't barely even hear it sitting right next to me, let alone across a large room.
In a serendipitous twist, the comic above was just on my Dilbert desktop calendar within this past week. I'm super excited about my new laptop, but I also feel like technology is laughing at my age.
Song Of The Day:
I like the Brad Paisley tune "Welcome To The Future" because it conveys how far we've come with technology but also how far we have come with other developments.