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“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 

1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”

Sunday musing: Why I unplug

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I’m no better-never, I don’t think technology is ruining our brain, life or whatnot. I truly believe though, that like anything else, it’s our use of it that makes it the Good or the Villain. Sometimes it’s actually the over-use of it that makes it the latter. As I was revisiting “Connected“, I thought about  relearning to be disconnected and how I have failed to consider that sometimes the only way to appreciate something’s value is by distancing oneself from it for a while. Relearning to appreciate technology, rethinking its effect on our lives can only be possible by unplugging the matrix and then re-plugging with a new perspective.
Not convinced? Monika Guzmano from geekWire makes a good sell of it on her Ignite talk: Why I unplug.

 

 

It definitely gives you something to think about.
Have a great Sunday!

Sunday Fun: Learn to appreciate technology

I admit it, I'm a Geek and Poke fan. You gotta give it to the guys, they're good, so much that I share almost every strip I get my hands on. Yesterday I saw this one:

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I thought it was really funny and though I know I shouldn't, I kind of felt sorry for Apple. It's crazy how much innovation these guys come out with and they still get this much criticised. It really reminded me of Louis CK's video "Everything is Amazing & Nobody is Happy" that I revisited lately thanks to twitter. I think we should stop sometimes and Just appreciate how far technology has come throughout these recent years. I'll leave you with the video and wish you a great Sunday!

 

Lamia Ben