What do you do when the power is out? How do you function? How do you keep things moving?
Whether in the home or on the job, how do you function with no technology?
This is a time when priorities are of the utmost importance. If you don’t know when power will be restored, what are the most important and pressing tasks to accomplish with your technology? Do you have a contingency plan for it? Should you have a plan?
I always keep a list of things that must be accomplished and the order in which to do so. However, when the power is out, I have to review that list for re-prioritization. Why? Not all require the use of technology/power. I handle the most pressing issue that requires technology (tablet, computer, phone) first.
This also makes me think of the cloud. There are pros and cons. I think mostly pros when your tablet has its own data source. Even more of a pro when your phone tethers at no extra cost (Thanks Verizon!). With a data source and tethering capabilities, my tablet, computer and phone keep me connected as long as they have power. The main con with the cloud is no data source. To help keep your most pressing documents updated on the cloud and accessible always, keep a backup copy on your desktop, phone or tablet.
It all goes back to prioritizing tasks because power can run out before all power is restored.
Just a random thought because I have spent most of the morning without power. I am glad that I enjoy reading. I am glad that I keep up with the latest technologies. I am glad that I enjoy the pleasure of my own company, too. When all is silent, what do you do?
Kreatively Synt to enjoy each moment