Monday, June 14

TGIF: Gratitude for Modern Communication

This week I wanted to get in touch with someone I haven't seen for a long time. At first I thought it would be impossible because the good standbys of Facebook and Google were, at first, unhelpful. It was like trying to find one star in a million. But today's search engines are pretty amazing. Just a little bit more digging in Googleland and I found who I was looking for. What would have been impossible 25 years ago was only a matter of persistence with the tools readily available to me. It is an amazing world we live in. When I was 17, I thought keeping up with someone six hours away would be way more than I could handle. Now I am in daily touch with people all over the country  about important things like civil rights and broken hearts and silly stuff like memes and cat funnies. People who I haven't seen in 25 years make me laugh all the time now. Wow! What a wonderful part of our world.

"Google is my best friend and my worst enemy. It's fabulous for research, but then it becomes addictive. I'll have a character eating an orange, and next thing I'm Googling types of oranges, I'm visiting chat rooms about oranges, I'm learning the history of the orange."  --Liane Moriarty

Blair Fraser

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