There is no way around it, technology is something women need to embrace. While many women of a certain age complain about technology, let’s face it, gals—we’d be lost without it. Remember what it was like to stay home waiting for the phone to ring? Or for the mailman to deliver an important letter? Going to the library to check out the latest best seller or do some research? Getting up every time you wanted to change the channel on the television? Even saying the word television? Taking photographs and have to wait days for the pictures to be developed?
Technology has changed our lives.
It’s taken only thirty years for technology to change our lives. Now, we can’t even imagine a life without a Kindle, iPhone or Android, Skype, Facebook (and other social media), email, and internet.
Want to know how far you’ve walked or run? How fast your heart beats? What to make for dinner? The airline with the cheapest flights? There’s an app for just about everything. Most are designed to make life easier by automating tasks, scheduling and tracking activities, and playing the music and movies you love. Apps even let you edit photos and send them anywhere instantaneously!
When you stop to think about it, technology is truly remarkable. But like anything, we eventually take it for granted and get stuck in a rut, using the same old tools without looking for something better. How long has it been since you’ve upgraded your phone or used a new feature on the one you have? Are you procrastinating because you dread learning something new?
There has never been a better time than now to embrace technology. It’s is here to stay, and the more we learn to love and appreciate it, the better we will be.
Here’s the technology challenge:
- Visit an app store.
- Download something that looks like it might be useful and is new to you.
- Give it a try.
- Come back here and tell us about it.
- Have a cookie to celebrate!