Here’s a new job opportunity: OTU – an Occasional Technology Updater.
What the heck?
Do you need an MP3 player revamped, a digital picture frame loaded with new photos, your laptop or cell phone updated, the camera charged, or a GPS reset? Bet that task is toward the bottom of your to-do list, and yet, if you had time your technology would begin working for you again instead of just slacking. What we need is someone who understands the tools of our lives, can follow instructions, and will occasionally arrive at our door to make it all work.
They need to be discrete professionals: we don’t want it known in general circles what we listen to on our MP3, or what we look like in a bathing suit after a week on a cruise. Worse, we don’t want to admit that as IT professionals, we just don’t seem to have time to take care of our own gadgets. It’s a case of the shoe makers kids here, but, please don’t tell.
Maybe the job needs a catchier title, like Technology Concierge, or Professional Modernizer. Call it what you will, a rose by any other name would show up like clockwork, quarterly, and in a few hours all would be humming along smoothly.
Who among our CE peers will be the first to make it happen? Is this a certificate program in the making? There’s two weddings and a vacation worth of photos on that SD card and it needs to be moved to make room for the first grandkid’s photos.