Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Networking Life

As a tech enthusiast, nothing is more important than your network.

This may seem like a pretty big claim, but hear me out. Desktop computers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and configurations. So do laptops, gaming consoles, phones, storage devices, webcams, audio setups, ad infinitum. But we can trace a common line through almost any home computing product you can think of: It’s your network.

You can likely live without certain devices. It’d be tough, but you could make do with a desktop computer instead of a laptop, or a netbook instead of a tablet, or even that dusty pair of PC speakers that you bought at a garage sale instead of some shiny new wireless audio system. But without a functional network, you’re stuck. Instead of a connected workhorse, your desktop system becomes a solitaire machine. Your laptop loses most of what makes it a mobile productivity tool. Your network-attached storage drive is a doorstop.

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