Iâ€™m getting a smart phone. There, I said it. To be clear, I have nothing against them; theyâ€™re proven lifesavers when you need to consult a map or simulate a light saber duel. My issue is with me. I’m not averse to technology, I’m slightly obsessed with it. Recently, I’ve been making an effort to “unplug” after work instead of constantly doing eighty miles per hour on the information superhighway, and Iâ€™ve resisted the allure of a smart phone knowing it certainly wonâ€™t help with that. But it also makes sense to upgrade, and Iâ€™m embracing my high-tech life knowing that I can still “power down” to relax, and that having a smart phone might actually (gasp!) make things easier. Iâ€™m counting the days until I can download Real Simpleâ€™s To-Do List app, but what about you? Do gadgets play a big role in your everyday, or would you rather go without, or with less? — Sarah C.
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