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Michele Pesula Kuegler is the founder of PeKu Publications and chief foodie at Think Tasty. She runs this one-woman show focusing on creating new recipes to delight her family, friends, and herself.


Technology’s Benefits

by Michele Pesula Kuegler on February 9th, 2011
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Technology is a necessary part of my professional and personal lives.  The professional part should be fairly obvious, as you are reading my ramblings either on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or cell phone.  In addition to having a career that is based around my trusty laptop, there are other pieces of technology that make my job manageable.  From the workspace which is used to coordinate assignments for my team of writers to the instant messaging service that allows me to “chat” simultaneously with colleagues in Europe, Maryland, and California, technology is my lifeline.

Technology also is an essential part of my personal life.  With three teenagers, texting is perfect for both practical matters (such as scheduling a pick-up after a sporting event) and kind gestures (a quick “I’m proud of you” when a child is having a bad day).  When I need to drive to a new location, it is simplified both by Internet maps, which give a helpful time estimate, and a GPS unit, which will help me navigate from door to door.  Never mind all of the entertainment value that technology offers via  iPods, DVRs, and more.

Technology is always changing, creating new devices or pieces of software that simplify our lives.  While some may say that technology has made us less self-reliant, it also has made aspects of our lives easier, allowing us to focus on other things.  If my GPS device can create the best route to a meeting, that eliminates the ten minutes I would have spent pouring over a paper map, trying to determine that on my own.  With those ten minutes, I can speak with my 14 year old about his plans for the day or fold a load of laundry, or maybe even do both.

What are some of the new pieces of technology that make our lives more interesting and fun?  If you’re a bride-to-be (or know one), here is an article about great wedding planning apps.  Planning a vacation?  We’ve found hotels that offer interesting pieces of technology to their guests.

With technology being such a prevalent part of our lives, it seems pertinent that we embrace it and use it in a manner that maximizes its benefits.


Michele

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