On February 13th, 2014, I attended the TEDx event in Chatham-Kent. Already a huge fan of the critically acclaimed TED talks, this smaller version, entitled “Small Towns, and Big Ideas” did not disappoint. Although the presenters were as diverse as night and day and ranged from software product marketers and IT specialists to Broadway performers and stand-up comedians, there was one common thread; they all credit the Internet as the catalyst that moved them from ordinary to extraordinary. By harnessing the power of digital technology, they were able to capitalize on small Ideas in very big ways.
The Internet is a complex and funny thing. We all use it every day, but do we really understand what we’re paying for? It’s safe to say that over the years, and through the many different packages that I’ve had, I’ve never been fully confident that the package I was paying for was the right one for me. So generally, I’ve just taken my sales rep’s word for it.
Gone are the days when you had to be chained to a wire coming out of a wall in order to go online. One of the best things about using the Internet is that you can do so from almost anywhere - you can use your laptop while lounging on the couch, download a new book on an eReader while on the train in the morning, check your email from bed on your tablet when you wake up in the morning and so on. The possibilities are endless.