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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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I have a handicap that hinders in today’s throwaway world.I am from a generation tutored by parents, to use up and wear out products purchased.The tools my dad bought were always the best quality, and maintained with great care.They were meant to last a lifetime.Ditto for mom.She had all the latest gadgets to make the kitchen do her bidding.And again, if they were not actually meant to last a lifetime, then close to it.
Fast forward to today's era, where tech savvy folks claim the latest technical gadgets of “gee-wizzery” outdate within 18 months, and couple that with the morning news about Apple unveiling of I-Pad 3.
It’s only been a year since they released I-Pad 2, folks!The buzz is out that I-Pads will eventually bump off desktop and laptop computers, like a “Tony Soprano” mob hit!
All that news leaves me a little depressed, because I apparently entered this world with keyboard savvy fingers, but I'm left without the necessary opposable thumbs, the younger generation came equipped with for efficient texting.I’m certain I was one of the very last of the previous models off the assembly line.Right after that they began to crank out those with efficient opposable thumbs. I take it personally, because I understand those special thumbs separate man from the rest of the animal kingdom!
And, I have an additional handicap.I’m mouse dependent.When I travel, I take my Sony Vaio laptop, but I use a wireless mouse.I can’t imagine living a tech life with any efficiency without a keyboard and a mouse:-)I know you can get a wireless keyboard and mouse for the I-Pad.And I can get an adaptor to download the photos from my camera - But why?If I do all that, I have the same bulk and weight of my laptop.
With technology, I think it is also important to understand the cost associated with replacing items of“gee-wizzery,” while deciding whether something is really going to replace and out perform what we already have.I think I-Pads are wonderful tools, especially for real estate professionals.But as far as having them completely replace laptops or desktops – I don’t think we are there yet, folks!
To add a little trivia to all this, it was also reported this morning that Apple is estimated to be worth a cool $500 Billion, folks!Yep, that’s half a trillion dollars!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.