When I was a young, I vividly remember my Dad walking through the door with a huge box. You see, my Dad was a gadget man – an electronics enthusiast. Adding to his arsenal of a ham radio (complete with larger-than-life backyard antenna with its own concrete foundation) and a quadraphonic stereo was now – a microwave oven.
“What the heck is it?”
My mind only thought this, but my mouth couldn't speak it. At my tender age, even the word “heck” might have been too bold and spicy for a boy of my limited years.
(Paraphrasing) “This is what they call a microwave oven. It's new. It's supposed to heat up stuff really fast”, my Dad proudly announced.
This technology was so new that it really sounded too-good-to-be-true. On top of that, this thing was huge, expensive, and heavy! It was Goliath compared to today's David.
As time marched on, we began to not only embrace, but love this new addition to our kitchen. In fact, it was fast and fun – who needed an oven anymore!? Later, we learned that (even though it provided an incredibly awesome light show) aluminum foil was a big no no!
Today, there are not many households in the U.S. without a microwave. We not only have to have one, but it's become a staple similar to toilets, indoor plumbing, the internet, and coffee makers – a real essential!
Another soon-to-be essential is a website. My prediction is that someday soon, websites will be part of everyone's plan – similar to having your own social media account. Whether it's for personal, business, or an organization's use; how nice is it to just key in yourname.com into the address bar and there it is.
Many people are afraid of technology. Think of it this way: you don't have to be a mechanic to drive a car. You don't have to be a computer programmer, rocket scientist (boy, these people get a lot of attention), or a coder to own a website. These days, even a novice do-it-yourselfer can create a great website in minutes. Also, updating your website's content has never been easier. If you need to make a change at 3am, you have the ability to do it effortlessly.
It is very common for a group or organization to advertise a big upcoming event on a unique website where a special domain name is purchased. For example, smithfamilypareunion.net.
The good news is that more and more people are becoming more comfortable with technology with the increased use and ownership of smart phones and other mobile devices.
If your company is seriously considering developing a web presence, there are many reputable sources available. So many varieties of services and products can be incorporated to give your company, group, or you the competitive edge.
If you're absolutely lost in this area, feel free to contact me directly. Our company (prindledomains.com) can help or if we can't, we can at least point you in the right direction.
Old dogs can learn new tricks and thankfully microwaves and websites have come a long way. Perhaps they both will make our lives easier.
For another great microwave oven flashback, check out “The Wedding Singer”. A bit different than my childhood experience, but similarly very funny.
Have a fantastic and productive day! :)