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Friday, February 19, 2010

Make Technology Work for You

Long ago, a wise young man told me that the computer was a tool, something that should work for us. We shouldn't find ourselves working for it.

More recently, I had a friendly argument with a young woman because I told her that I only answer my mobile phone when I want to, not feeling compelled to respond to its demands.

The point is, all of this technology is good when it feeds the mind, enlightens the soul, lightens our load, and keeps us connected with others.

It's not so good when it becomes a time suck, or forces us to do things we'd rather not.

Take a few moments to examine your interactions with technology. How many of them are for your benefit? And how many of them work against you?

You may have to revise habits, and even turn the dang thing off.

Make technology work for you.

You'll be happier.

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