Elies Guzmán

Elies Guzmán

About me…

You make your plans and then life comes along to offer you even better alternatives. In my case, I prepared myself to become a historian and documentalist but I just ended up writing about technology and mobile apps. And I must say that for someone who has always been interested in researching on the evolution of human societies, it’s such a privilege to be able to keep up with the greatest revolution of our times. I observe technology with plenty of curiosity but also with skepticism because it manages to dehumanize us on many occasions.

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Some short questions…
  • What operating system do you prefer or use the most?

    I prefer Windows and Android, which are also the two I use the most.

  • In your opinion, which is the best mobile operating system?

    Android, but just above the rest of them. I have nothing against iOS. Both have their pros and cons.

  • What application is a must on your computer?

    Google Chrome and Spotify.

  • And on your smartphone?

    WhatsApp, Spotify, Evernote, Wikipedia, Chrome and FlashScore.

  • Do you have a favourite game?

    I can’t get the Need For Speed and Call of Duty sagas out of my mind but the best game, without a doubt, is Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps And Beans.

  • Fond of social networks? Which is your favourite?

    Yes, I like them, despite their few lights and many shadows: if I had to choose, I’d go for Facebook to know what my closest ones are up to and be able to express all those mad ideas that I can’t and shouldn’t write on Malavida, Instagram to see loads of food pics and feel extremely hungry, Twitter to see how low mankind can fall and some great memes; and Tumblr because of its unfiltered content (although they’ll end up mucking it up).

  • If you had to choose, which would you say has been the greatest technological invention of the last century?

    Are we talking about the 20th or 21st century? The Internet in the 20th and the smartphone in the 21st.

  • Who do you consider has contributed most towards the development of software?

    Everyone in general and nobody in particular: every single minor progress has laid the path for the next one (although Richard Stallman is worth a mention…).

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