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This is my second post as a blogger. Blogger. Being a Boomer, the term "blogger" falls into a growing list of terms entering my vocabulary rather late in life. This whole "blogging" thing (OK, I'm done with the quotation marks) is really quite amazing when you stop to think about it. I mean, here I am sitting at a computer near Wilmington, NC, sending out a message that individuals around the globe will read and react to instantaneously. OK, you are now probably wondering whether coming to this site was worth the click. When is he going to say something worth hearing? But, don't you see? The mere fact that this back-and-forth is taking place is AMAZING. Pick a name from the 19th century, say Horace Greeley. Now Mr. Greeley would have known a lot about communicating in his day. Imagine having Mr. Greeley sitting next to you in Starbucks and you open up your laptop and show him this blog, which I just posted five minutes prior. Can you imagine his reaction? Wonder. Amazement. Or, take an earlier version of, say, me from my high school years. Run the same experiment. What would my reaction have been? The same. Actually, the current version of me is pretty amazed. And there you have it. We don't stop and recognize, let alone reflect on, how amazing our day-to-day lives are. Our rate of change is so rapid that amazing things become passe' all too quickly. We are becoming immune to amazement. And where we are going is amazing.

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Oct 04, 2021

I am reminded of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adam's thoughts on this topic: “I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”

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