It’s November, and November means Thanksgiving.
In that spirit, I would like to take this time to focus on a few standout pieces of technology that have provided substantial improvements in our lives this year.
- The internet. I have become even more grateful for the availability of information and connection that the internet provides. This year we have moved across the country, started new jobs, made new friends, and kept in touch with old ones. All these transitions have been made easier, and in some cases possible at all, by using the internet.
- Social Networks. No matter where you are or what interests you have, you can find people that you have things in common with. Communities like FEATT offer advice, friendship, guidance, counsel, and a feeling of belonging.
- Apps. As a tech worker with ADHD, I use my phone and computer as tools to help me organize my thoughts and focus my attention. Everything from taking notes and setting reminders, to putting on music and connecting to my customers and colleagues, is done with my phone and computer.
Sometimes it’s hard to see how far we have come. Let’s pause for a few minutes, look back, and appreciate some things that have gotten better.
What tools have you used this year that you are thankful for?