You Can’t Escape Technology


April 4, 2010

Technology is everywhere around us and we can’t escape it. For many of us, it is already part of our daily activity.  Every day, I hear people saying they do not have time to learn new technology.  They make 101 excuses about what is preventing them from doing it, from accepting the inevitable.  They talk about how social media is a passing fad and that it has no value.  These people frustrate me because they can’t see the writing on the wall.

As I write this, I’m in the suv on the way to take my kids to breakfast with the Easter bunny.  I’m blogging using my netbook, my husband is looking up restaurant info on his myTouch, my kids are watching the Power Rangers on the dvd player in the car. We’re meeting my sister and her family and she just sent me a text with a picture attached of the bows she made for my daughter to wear today.  I’m also getting tweets from many of my friends from around the globe this morning and I just used my phone to comment on a great blog post by the Creative Chaos Consultant.

We’re laughing, talking and still interacting, and thankfully, we have my cousin driving.  Oh, and she’s using her GPS.

My family is connected.  We’re taking advantage of technology.

To all the naysayers out there, I hold my family up as an example.  We’re not special.  We’re just an average American family living in the center of the country.  If we can do it, so can they.


  • Nice post, Trish. Whether it’s the Internet or TV or radio or cars or the lightbulb or the bicycle or the chariot or the wheel or fire, there have always been some who were drawn away from family to play with the latest gadget, and others who found ways to bring their family around it. Thanks for the reminder that it’s our choice to make. Happy Easter to you and the family!

  • An illuminating post Trish. Your family is fully immersed in technology and appears to be using it in a way that connects, rather than isolates, each member. Much like Lorne pointed out, it’s not about the tools but how you use them.

    By the way, thanks for mentioning my blog post 🙂 And I’m happy that you mentioned that your cousin was driving. You don’t want to harm your argument (or your family)!

  • Glad to know you are all interacting with technology but seriously with that much technology going on in just one vehicle are you sure you all were not plugged into the Matrix?

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