Technology And Shopping


The rush of technology and the din of the day can, at times, seem overwhelming.  And a lot of the time, it seems that technology, the gadgets and the drive for more things, takes much of the blame.  To be sure, there is much to be said that supports that.

E-mail is never ending.

Twitter is all encompassing.

Facebook can be a time sink that destroys entire days.

Blogging and on line news delivered to your shirt pocket?  Don’t even get me started.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In the end, we have to assume control.  X-Boxes can be turned off, HDTV can be paused, even recorded and baseball games can be played; fireflies chased.

Without a doubt the time can be carved out where we go back to “the good ‘ol days” with relative ease – if a conscience decision is made to do it.

But I think we lose a whole segment of value when we unplug totally, even for a little.  We lose the power of a tool that has transformed humanity from a lifetime of drudgery in the fields and in the hunt.   We have leisure time galore, and so it should be.  Online technology shouldn’t be any different.  USE the tool, don’t let it use you.

A perfect example is a simple one – shopping and saving money.

With the touch of a button, a whole portfolio of tools becomes available.  And options and time savers are abundant.

Shopper:

An awesome tool that allows for grocery lists in real time.  I’m at the store and my wife realizes we need milk.  Just go to the app and add milk.  Presto, milk is added to my list!  Just like that.

FastMall:

Wanna know where Toys – R – Us is?  FastMall has maps of hundreds of malls across the country.  Parking?

Tag it.

Technology.  Certainly a beast if allowed.  But just like anything, and anyone, it can be leveraged if used properly.  Leveraged to a point that both “win”.

Let it.

 

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1 comment
  1. Moe said:

    I shop online as much as I can. Would hate to go back to the old way.

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