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Losing Time

 I used to fantasize about the ability to save the hour we gain by turning the clocks back each fall. Now I fantasize about the ability to save the countless hours that I lose to technology. Continue reading

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Lessons From the Election

Man struggling under weight of informationIf you had asked me 18 months ago what I expected to learn from the Presidential election, I might have said something silly – like more information about the issues. Instead, I learned more than I expected about technology and its potential impact on virtually everything.

In the waning days of the campaign, I spent a lot of time thinking what a mistake it is to look at technology as simply a convenience. Technology makes it easy for anyone to do almost anything–take photographs, shoot video, research a topic or post unedited information on the Internet.

But that’s the problem. Continue reading

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Balancing Act: Man or Technology

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Long after I lost my faith in (most) people, I continued to trust technology. It just seemed easier to believe in something grounded in logic and precision-untouched by the whims of human emotion. Continue reading

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The Fall

I have a degree in journalism, not economics. So while that makes me potentially qualified to run for vice president, it doesn’t make me an expert on the banking crisis.

But I know enough to know this: Technology wasn’t the problem.

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The Heart of Technology

Sign saying Have a Nice Day Technology makes it easy to work from home. In fact, with barely any effort, I can avoid leaving home at all, for work or anything else. I can interface virtually, shop online, digitally connect, living and working in near isolation. But like a meal that satisfies my hunger but not my soul, leaving me longing for something I can’t define, sometimes technology just isn’t enough. Continue reading

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Can I Just Call You?

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Once we wondered whether it was better to have loved and lost, rather than never to have loved at all. Now, in this age of technology, we may be more likely to wonder if it’s better to accept a next generation iPhone from an employer or continue to pay a couple hundred dollars a month for the use of the decidedly low-tech flip-phone we received free with a two-year contract last year.

The decision isn’t as simple as it may seem. Continue reading

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Technology and the Lost Art of Thinking

Think...before you forget how

 My 17-year-old can text faster than I can type. She has more technology in her purse than I had in my whole house when I was her age. 

But even as a teen, I knew not to push a truck with a subcompact car, and could tell you whether it was better to buy a pint of something for $1 or a quart for $1.50.

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