Of all black Fridays, this particular Black Friday is the most highly anticipated. Celebrated the day after Thanksgiving, which occurs every fourth or last Thursday of the month of November, Black Friday traditionally marks the beginning of the Christmas season for shoppers. It was originally coined to describe the traffic situation in Philadelphia the day following Thanksgiving. Nowadays, Black Friday is all about shopping. It is the busiest day for shoppers and is said to be the day most retailers record their highest profit of the year. The name was used in relation to accounting where the losses were recorded in red while the gains are in black.
There’s a case coming before the Supreme Court early next year that could jeopardize the used book marketplace. It could make it illegal for you to resell or buy a used book. Fortunately there’s another way to get our book fix. eReaders are the latest and greatest when it comes to reading.
So Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. The biggest shopping days of the year! You were committed this year! You pitched a tent outside your favorite retail store and camped for two days to get a doorbuster deal! Then you had just enough time to grab a cup of coffee on your way across town to get in line for the screaming deal the other store was having on flat screen TVs. Fortunately your spouse had been saving your place in line because, for some reason, they only had a few of the TVs advertised at that price. After getting through line there you have just enough time before dinner to stop by the megastore to scrounge any remaining items on your list from the picked-over shelves. You were one of the lucky ones this year and were able to find everything on your holiday shopping list. Well, if this was you, stop reading this and re-bandage your cuts and bruises you got from Black Friday and let the rest of us find out how to finish our shopping
As we see the fall leaves falling off the trees, and feel the chill in the air, we know winter is around the corner. This is the time of year when we take some time to reflect on all the many things we have to be thankful for. We do what we can to spend time with loved ones, and share in old memories, while making new ones. We also start thinking about what gifts to buy for those same people. One company is giving you a few more things to be thankful for.
I’ve heard it estimated that over 365 million people around the world own a computer, including desktops, laptops, Apples and PCs. Although that number sounds very impressive, it will surely continue to rise in this technology driven society. Computers are simply everywhere, and are needed for school, work, communication and recreation. Unfortunately, computers indefinitely have problems, but most of us don’t know how to fix them.
Phone companies have been around for nearly 140 years. Back then, it was an amazing feat to hear a voice talking on the other end of the phone line. Fast forward to the present day, and phone companies provide you with land line or cell phone service, high speed internet service, high definition picture taking capabilities, GPS navigation, and much more. Although this list is impressive, I found one phone company that’s doing even more.
In general, computers are expensive to purchase, and often times even more expensive to maintain. Technology moves so fast these days, it’s hard to keep up on the latest and greatest when it comes to speed, ram, memory and other such things. If you take your computer to a repair center, the cost of such repairs or upgrades could be quite high. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could do the repairs yourself?
It’s no secret that recently technology has encouraged the collection and consumption of electronics of every shape and size. Everywhere you look, you see people on their hand held devices checking email, playing games, chatting with friends, and making phone calls. It seems like those of us that don’t have any of these gadgets are in the minority now. This technology craze has also created a division between those who thrive on it, and those who are more focused on simple living and earth friendly practices. Is is possible to satisfy both sides of this issue?
When shopping for a new personal computer certain names keep popping up, names like Apple, HP, Toshiba, etc. That’s for a reason. They have proven themselves over decades with technological advances. Every time a new technology has come along, these computer manufacturers have either been behind the new technology or at least adopted it very quickly. These “bells & whistles” only get a reputation so far. They have cemented their fan bases through reliability.
Today I took time to sit and meditate. I sat on a park bench amidst some beautiful flowers. I listened to the birds singing. It was lovely. Well, until I snapped out of it by the ring of my cell phone.
Our lives function with the assistance of technology. This technology is wonderful. Computers at home, copy machines at the office, GPS in the car, and mp3 players between them all. These instruments are great up to the point that they aren’t interrupting.