Technology & the Hopelessly Out of Date

Technology is supposed to simplify your life, but in some ways it makes everything more overwhelming, doesn’t it? Especially when you’re constantly bombarded with directives like this article in last week’s New York Times, where writer Sam Grobart tells you which gadgets you can keep (alarm clock, books) and which you can get rid of (desktop computer, digital music). Wait, digital music is passe? Already?

No surprise, Grobart says to get rid of the point-and-shoot. His reasoning is that a smartphone can serve that purpose. (But how bad can they be if Steven Spielberg is still using one?)

I fully expect by the end of the year Grobart will write an article that says get rid of everything and just live and breathe through your smartphone.

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