Here's a follow-up to yesterday's post, Tech-Related Bandwagons I've Skipped . I'm not anti-tech. I'm not tech-obsessed. In fact, I'm perhaps slightly ahead of my time on a few things here and there. I'll save the mistimed technological pickups for the next post. Here's some of the appropriately timed adoptions. - DVR/PVR technology - A friend put together a homebrew personal video recorder a few years back, before most people had head of such a thing. I had a home theatre PC well ahead of the trend. And it's been one of the most world-changing things I've had in the house. Skipping commercials and pre-planning TV watching has been phenomenal. - Roomba the Robot Vacuum Cleaner - As close as I may ever come to living in the Jetsons world. Having the robot do the cleaning is a treat! Entertaining, too. - BlackBerry - I started using a BlackBerry for work back before they had model numbers ... back when it was just the RIM BlackBerry. It
Video preservation and personal history are the current mission for London, Ontario broadcaster Scott Simpson.