Archive for September, 2007

1 vs. 100000

With the growing number of IT graduates each year, it’s quite surprising to know that only a few of these people are given good job opportunities. Good jobs, meaning, their degree matches their job. In short, IT related work. It’s just so sad to know that a lot of IT graduates fall as call center agents. What could be the reason for this? I think it would be the tough competition for IT jobs among graduates. Nowadays, if you’re not a graduate of UP, La Salle, or Ateneo, then it would be somewhat hard for you to land on a good job especially if you don’t have an impressive resume and transcript to back you up (unless you have connections). Well, in my opinion, even if you came from these top notch universitites, if you don’t have the right skills and attitude, then you won’t succeed, and this apply to other fields as well.

-michelle a.ü



Last meeting, we were given a brief overview on the different marketing strategies used by companies to make consumers buy their products. One strategy that we discussed was the image pricing strategy, wherein companies set cost to create a certain image of a product. One good example of this would be Apple’s Macintosh. Sleek, posh, expensive. This was the image that Apple wanted to project. According to an article that I’ve read before in PC Buyer’s Guide, Mac OS is much more stable than Microsoft’s Windows. But despite Mac’s super specs and ultra mod and stylish design, people would still opt to buy a non-Mac computer with Windows as its OS. What could be the reason for this? Maybe because almost all software are supported by Windows. (I think?) Windows is also more common and more user-friendly than Mac. Last weekend, I happened to drop by Power Mac Center in MOA. Their white 20+ inch flat screen monitor never fails to grab my attention and so I entered the store. When I saw their price list, I was surprised because the prices of their Macbooks are relatively the same as non-Mac laptops. The Power Mac Center guy told us that they even offer discounts. This is probably another marketing strategy by Apple to attract more consumers to buy their products. Indeed, marketing plays a big role in the tech world. The success of a product depends on its price, performance, and packaging (image).

-michelle a.ü


Back then, personal computers were considered as a luxury item. Pag may pc ka, rich ka, sosyal ka! Only rich people can afford to buy one. The prices of these machines were very high. Because the technology was “new” to us, we were so fascinated with its capabilities. But now, because of the rapid change in technology, prices of these machines depreciate very quickly. This is probably the reason why computers are now present in almost every household. It’s a lot more cheaper now and there’s a wide variety to choose from.

 -michelle a.ü

Evolution of Technology

From the abacus to the über high-tech computers of today, it’s quite evident that people find ways to make work easier. The advent of computers gave way to new inventions and technolgical breakthroughs which people benefit from today.

Computer technology has advanced rapidly since Babbage’s time. Because of the rapid developments in technology, people have to constantly update themselves with the latest trends in technology. Nowadays, if your pc only has like 128mb of ram and its processor speed is less than 1gHz then you are part of the “napag-iwanan na” people. You have to be in sync with what’s in and what’s out in the tech world to be able to enjoy what it has to offer.

The evolution of technology is neverending. Indeed, there are a lot of great things we have yet to see.

-michelle a.ü