Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Simplifying Technology

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I'll be the first to admit, technology isn't my strong suit.  I try to keep up and stay "relevant" but it's just not me to be on the cutting edge with these things.  I recently read an article in the NY Times about how spending just a few hours now can streamline and simplify your technology needs for the entire year and beyond.  Making simple changes such as switching from Internet Explorer to Firefox or Google Chrome and setting up a free file-sharing service can drastically cut down your time online and give you more free time to read a book or grab coffee with a friend.  What a great concept!  I'm already on hold with the people at Time Warner asking for a free upgrade in my internet speed.  Read the entire article here.

22 comments:

Katie said...

Going to read now and see what Im missing out on :)

little t said...

I LOVED this article.

Im definitely switching to Google Chrome and dowloading Picasa. And Im definitely going to try get a free upgrade by measuring my internet speed.

Good find! x

Jess said...

Great point. I spend wayyy to much time online. In fact, my father-in-law gave me an ipad for Christmas which now means I have an ipad, a mac book, and an iphone. Mac overload? I think so....

Lindsay said...

This is SO interesting. I am so bad at all this too :(

Gabriel said...

And you are probably still on hold with Time Warner Cable! Great idea to start the new year on the right technological foot.

Annie said...

This is awesome! I'm not HUGE into technology so I love ways to make the time I spend using it more effective and to have more free time for things offline!

Karol said...

Fantastic article, thank you for sharing!

Julie-Inspired said...

I was amazed while just away at the amount of people that carried an iphone, ipad or basically Apple anything. I mean everyone! I'll have to read this article. I hope you're having a great start to 2011!

Julie xo

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Technology today, sometimes it's great how it connects people but then most of the time people spend too much hours online when they can go over to see each other personally. i will definitely be reading that link you shared. nice post by the way. =)

Marcie said...

Great article! I love that it makes time for actual human contact! Jimmy and I were talking about the cyber space craze the other day and how soon we will be talking about the "good old days" when we people talked and didn't type to each other.

xo M

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i need to read this article! thanks. PS: where did you get that gold macbook cover...i want! :)

Ashley said...

Ooh we do lots of these already. Thanks for the article!

Anna Jane said...

i'd LOVE to cut down my time online. sometimes it's just too.much.

going to check out that link!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i will have to check that out, although I am so out of the loop when it comes to new technology

Siri said...

I want that gold laptop, fancy : )

this free bird said...

Val are you still on hold? I hope not. Yesterday I sat on hold with Verizon for 25minutes. WTH is that?? I thought it was customer SERVICE not customer sits on hold and hangs up because dinner is ready. argh!

You and I have talked about it already, but to be a broken record all I can say is let us gather together and spend less time online!!

xo,
C

Diana Mieczan said...

I am going to read that article right now:) Thanks,sweetie
Kisses and hugs

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Josie said...

This is brilliant, Valerie. I'm going to read the article right away because I seriously need to learn to step away from the screen.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Two For Tea said...

I just do not get along with technology! I try and try...but I seem to be plagued with malfunctioning technological gizmos...and I just lack the knowledge and ability to deal with any kind of tech projects or issues. But I did recently download a new browser...and I do love my Google Chrome :)

<3 Cambria
http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com/

Two For Tea said...

I just do not get along with technology! I try and try...but I seem to be plagued with malfunctioning technological gizmos...and I just lack the knowledge and ability to deal with any kind of tech projects or issues. But I did recently download a new browser...and I do love my Google Chrome :)

<3 Cambria
http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com/

Two For Tea said...

I just do not get along with technology! I try and try...but I seem to be plagued with malfunctioning technological gizmos...and I just lack the knowledge and ability to deal with any kind of tech projects or issues. But I did recently download a new browser...and I do love my Google Chrome :)

<3 Cambria
http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com/

Torrie said...

This is a great post, and thank you for sharing that article. It's amazing that last year, I had no idea what a blog really was, no idea what twitter was, not on FB, not photo sharing, a VERY old desktop, a razor phone, a film camera, and now have "technologically updated" almost everything on this list- including a new smart phone!! I feel a blog post coming on... :)