Today I am completely impressed by technology. The integration of services, platforms, and how they all come together in my daily life is plain awesome. Right now it is 69° and sunny on a late October Sunday, that might be impressive for Chicago, but we’re talking tech here. My realization came while sitting at my PC trying to catch up on twitter, email and my overfilled RSS reader. I have Windows Media Center open, watching the Bears vs. Washington in HD, Chrome has gmail and reader open, Firefox has my wife’s latest shopping list (more shoes, really?), Zune is syncing my ZuneHD (Windows Phone 7 soon), and Live Mesh is backing up my pictures to SkyDrive. Even with all this going on within my reach, PlayOn is running in the background and streaming Hulu to the Xbox in our living room where my wife is watching the latest cop drama.
Now my computer isn’t that awesome. It is a standard, off-the-shelf, consumer PC. Maybe that is why I’m so impressed, anyone can do this, it isn’t some fancy, overly-complex setup. The average user on the average PC can do what I am. I guess the question is, why aren’t they?