April 22, 2013

This Just In: Computers Are Dead. It’s a Mobile World (How Does Your Nonprofit React?)

We interrupt this blogcast to bring you an important alert.

This just in from the Federation of Allied Internet Leaders (FAIL):

Effective immediately, PCs and computers will no longer be manufactured, nor supported worldwide. I repeat, effective immediately, PCs and computers will no longer be manufactured, nor supported worldwide.

With a unanimous, although abrupt, decision, the Federation voted today to prohibit any further manufacture or support of non-mobile devices by any hardware and software providers worldwide. In a statement today, the Federation explained its decision, concluding, “The computer as we knew it is dead. We believe that mobile is our future. One only need look around at the number of people that can’t seem to stay off those mobile devices of theirs. We’ve concluded the most just and humane action going forward is to remove the non-mobile life support rather than prolong its inevitable demise.”

The conclusion was applauded by world leaders (although lamented by optometrists) as a major step forward towards progress for mankind and machinekind alike. As to what will happen to the now deceased computer hardware and software, FAIL declined to comment.

We now return to your regularly scheduled blogcast.

Now what? Your infrastructure must shift to all-mobile, all the time. Your nonprofit’s internet presence and communications channels must now be directed fully towards mobile. Everything must exist in the cloud.

We want to hear from you: What do you do? How does your communications team respond? What does your IT team do? How do you adjust your IT and communications strategies in this brave new world?

Let us know in the comments!

[Editor’s Note: The above blog post is not real.  There is no such thing as the FAIL organization — at least as far as we know — and NTEN does not propose the actions described above.  No computers, blogcasters, or optometrists were harmed in the crafting of this blog post. We’d like to thank H.G. Wells and Orson Welles for their contributions to this orchestrated blog event. Please stay tuned for the June issue of NTEN:Change for a recap of this event and your reactions and responses.]

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