What is the first device you turn on in the morning?

One of my favorite questions to ask people has to do with one of two things. What is the last physical book you read is one of them? The other I love to ask is when you wake up in the morning what is the first thing you do that requires thought. The reason for the question is a baseline on how people think. It also tells you a lot about the person if they simply answer the question or they stop and think. You see, in the way they answer they also tell you a lot about the nature of their personality.

The other day I was talking to a blogger that I know. She does a blog on advanced technologies, and we have been emailing for years. The other day she told me about an interview she had with a company, where the first question they asked her was what is the one technology you have to have right now.

She asked me the same question, so I am going to answer it, publically! Her rationale by the way as a friend for sticking me with the question is that I had asked her the second of my favorite questions many years ago when she interviewed for a job. So my answer to her question follows. What is the first technology you use every day? The easy answer is Fitbit; it put it on first thing in the morning to capture the steps I am taking. The other easy answer is the cell phone because I pick it up and wander down to my office to blog. But the harder answer is what do I use next? That, what is next, is wholly dependent on the day and what I need to get done. In no particular order the following:

Home PC (where these blogs are created)

Work PC (well that is an easy explanation

Monitor (Both are connected to it)

Or finally my iPad

In no particular order, those are the devices I turn on first. Sometimes I turn on the lights but I don’t think lights are considered devices anymore. What is your list?

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