Here's the thing: Somewhere in the midst of all those silly wars, epic battles and amazing OS revelations, somewhere between Steve Jobs quietly revealing the first iPod (in 2001) and Sergey Brin wearing the dorkiest eyeglasses ever built, we quietly passed the point of everyday miracle.
In places like America, many of us take for granted that we walk around every day with a pocket sized source of limitless information and decision making companion.
I'm a little worried about the new high-tech fad in eyewear called Google Glass. Through a tiny live action video camera affixed to the frames of eyeglasses, Google Glass allows you to record and upload everything you see with the help of a voice command sound system that permeates bone.
When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?
Accomplishment doesn't necessarily equal fame. Take the late John E. Karlin, who died at the end of January, who was the leader of a team behind the push-button telephone dial.
What does it mean to work smarter? It means to let the techie design guys do your bidding for you. It means taking advantage of time-saving apps that you might not even know exist. It means never listening to voice mail again. Ever.
What I'm trying to say is, things change and sometimes new ideas need to be welcomed and accepted to move forward in society. It's time that youth take initiative to speak up about the causes they care.
Verbal conversations remain a part of our lives, even if they're a smaller part than they used to be. I am sad for my sons that they will never have this kind of interaction. But I know they won't miss something they never had. Only I will.
It wasn't even my own private number, but the one my family shared. It had a long extension cord so I could move around my room, but that was as far as I could go. Nonetheless, it was a symbol of independence. I could talk without anyone listening to my conversations. Or so I thought.
I remember a time before the BlackBerry. And while I appreciate its value for emergencies, mapping and the like, I am not fond of its other effects. Today, we are flooded with distraction and noise, and the skill is not drowning in it all.
How many times have you run and gotten your camera -- or your iPhone -- in the hopes of capturing something totally adorable your child is doing? And how many times has your child stopped doing said adorable thing while you were off finding your phone? Mmm-hmm.
People are watching television differently, and mobile social technology is growing in importance in current events.
We are living in a time of unprecedented opportunity.
It used to be companies might threaten patent lawsuits to collect licensing fees -- especially in the tech space where interoperability makes companies more dependent on each other.
Yammer is great for keeping up with what's going on across the businesses. The iPhone and iPad versions are great and easy to use, and allow me to keep up with company chatter on the go.
I loved every BlackBerry I ever owned, right up to the time each and every one one of them became obsolete,