Working for a high-tech company can be very frustrating sometimes. Basically, what we all do is actually move virtual text from one place to another.
In all my years of experience I have worked for quite a few companies that developed various products. Products for billing, banking, e-commerce, online catalogs, etc ...
I never felt what I was doing was very exciting, and was never able to show others (family, friends) what I was actually doing. When asked, I usually answered "something with computers." Somewhere deep inside I always wished I was a carpenter, so I would be able to show everyone the new chair I just finished.
A CEO in one of the companies I worked for once told me a nice story. He was working as the VP of sales for a very big media & TV corporation. His daughter asked what he was doing at work and he began to explain all about the large corporation and all the responsibilities he had. The little child got confused and bored, but eventually understood two words: sale & TV. So she asked him very excitedly, "So Daddy, you are selling TVs? That's great!" imagining her Dad going from door to door.
I also have a hard time explaining to my three kids what I do at work. Somehow, Quality Assurance & Tech Support always comes down to – "Daddy is checking and fixing computers.”
All this has changed in SharedBook. Today I can come home and show them all the great memory books we are creating here, which are getting better and more beautiful with each new client. I have even created baby books for all of them, which came out wonderful and were praised by everyone who saw them.
Thanks to SharedBook, today I can finally show my family and friends the “chairs” I am making.