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MamaJD: Am I Missing Out on Simpler Life?

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My parents don’t know how to send attachments, use fax machines, and still will call for advice on how to operate the office photocopier. And yet, they still lead useful, productive lives. To me, this is completely perplexing. My parents are fine with the idea that if they need to use these things, they will call me to “walk” them thru the process. And the process never is done just once. And yet, they still lead useful, productive lives. So — I am scared that one day, I will not care if I am missing out on a mainstream gadget . This would be a sign I am getting older and that I would be missing out on something. On the other hand, maybe being this connected through gadgets and technology is a sign I am currently missing out on something. Maybe a more simplistic life? Does it then boil down to a choice of missing out now for a more simplistic life OR missing out later on the latest technology — MamaJD

Question: Are you too connected to technological gadgets?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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