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Smart Tech A Dumb Idea?

For someone who is into tech stuff, you’d think I’d be all over the trend of making a “smart-home.” But I don’t even own a smartwatch (anymore)! My tech stance is strangely anti-smart stuff. It might be a dumb position, but there’s wisdom behind it. I might be open to some “smart” house stuff in the future. But proceed with caution! Continue reading Smart Tech A Dumb Idea?

Nothing But A Smartphone

Not long ago I wrote about pros and cons of devices designed to do only one thing well versus others that can do many things. Of course, the smartphone is the multi-use magic gadget with the chops to function as the be-all end-all device. That in mind, here’s a thought experiment: can the iPhone replace all other devices? Tablet First, the iPad (or other tablet). … Continue reading Nothing But A Smartphone

Single Versus Multi Purpose Tech

A Swiss Army knife is known for being this one thing you can stick in your pocket and have all the tools you need at your disposal. Knife? Of course. Scissors? You bet. Toothpick? Radical! But is a multi-purpose device always best? Likewise, an iPhone is known for being the one digital device you can pocket and do all the cool things with. Phone? Obviously. … Continue reading Single Versus Multi Purpose Tech

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Human Being Or Human Doing

You’ve probably heard this distinction before: human being versus human doing. We’re all human beings, but we’re also super busy, always doing something. So call us human doings. Yet the busyness gets overwhelming and makes you want to stop and just be. It’s worth noting that ‘being’ and ‘doing’ are both verb forms and relate to action. When you’re doing, you’re active. But being is … Continue reading Human Being Or Human Doing