Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Simple Tech

Challenge #6:What’s one piece of technology you can’t live without?

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One of the definitions of TECHNOLOGY is:
the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.
With that definition, almost anything in my life would be considered technology; from the bed I sleep in to the computer through which I communicate. My most favorite piece of technology, as simple as this may sound, is pen and paper. I cannot separate them from each other. They are the dynamic duet and I can't have one without the other.

I pick the pen and paper because, as I look back on my life, the constants are my journals. I have carried them with me everywhere. All the times I have moved, it's taken the journey with me. Many of them are tattered and falling apart and I'm thinking of scanning them to preserve whatever messages are on its pages. Actually, I cringe when I read the stuff that I wrote as a teenager. My mindset was so childish and I know that is part of human development but my thoughts were so narrow. So strange. I will definitely post some samples from my pre-teen years. If anything, it is quite humorous.

Coming a close second to the pen and paper is the camera. Back in the day we had film. I have saved so much money not having to process and print pictures. I'm so grateful for the mind that thought up the digital camera. I have a serious love for photos. That is my most favorite (and expensive) hobby.

My tastes are fairly simple. Even though I love gadgets (especially the ones from Apple), what I truly love are the simple tech stuff.

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