Just a Matter of Time
(My Journey Through Technology)
I remember back in the year 2000, the weekend before I graduated high school, my oldest sister gave me a prepaid Omnipoint cell phone.
I thought I was “that lady” because no one really had cell phones yet. It was this black phone that everyone thought was real nice. It looked sort of like this……
Fast Forward 10 years and I currently hold in my possession a HTC HD2, G1, and a T-Mobile Wing.
I often look back and think about how just in a matter of ten years technology has changed to the point where at first it wasn’t really a major necessity to now in the year 2010 it’s a major part of everyday living. People pay bills online, synchronize contacts and emails with their computer, keep in touch with loved ones, etc….
When I first enrolled in college at Virginia Commonwealth University as a journalism major in August 2000, I didn’t have the slightest clue how to operate a personal computer. It took me forever to write my papers, and I was struggling in my computer class. I was actually intimidated by the computer. I wanted to get to know it but was also scared at the same time. Kind of like when you first enter a relationship, lol.
But I’m a very fast learner and I knew the only way to get past this whole “Brittany v. PC” battle was to just dive in…..
I left VCU, enrolled at The Katharine Gibbs School, in NYC. I changed my major to Digital Media and now hold an Associate in Digital Media from KGS, and I also hold a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Briarcliffe College, graduating with Honors in both degrees (3.69 GPA).
For my friends and people I meet on the daily basis, I’m known as the ultimate computer geek, lol. I went from carrying my little Omnipoint/Voicestream prepaid to web developing, freelancing in graphic design, creating my own ringtones, and developing my own personal apps on smartphones and for the PC. (SEE BELOW)
Im so glad I never gave up and just got over my fears of change and taught myself how to use the computer. If I hadn’t, I would definitely be computer illiterate, degree-less and my passion for gadgets would not exist. On that note, I would like to end this blog with a quote I thought made a lot of sense…..
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”- Marie Curie