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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mark Twain and 2015

Writer, Mark Twain, who spent a great part of his life living in Connecticut, had this to say about New England weather, "If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes."

Technology, like the weather, changes so frequently it is hard to keep up. Who, two years ago, had even heard of a Fitbit®? Now, the question is, "What do you mean, you don't own a Fitbit®?"

If you're interested in the history of digital technology, a good place to start is with Walter Isaacson's book The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution [004.67809 ISA, also AB/CD, and 3M ebook]

It seems that in 2015, we will see an expansion of "wearable technology" such as we've seen in the past with Fitbit® or Google Glass. At least that's what been reported by those who've written about the recent Consumer Electronic Show (CES). To learn more about what's currently available out there in the world of digital technology click here. If you listen to NPR, you may not be surprised that what they've reported on is not the wearable wonders, but the fact that people really, really, want better batteries! I think that that's the kind of thing Mark Twain would have picked up on, too!

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