MP900398787I confess, I am a bit of a tecno-geek. New gadgets make me happy. If I could, I would have the latest techno-toys as soon as they are available. Android Smart phone? Yes, please! A laptop that turns into a tablet? On my wish list. Google Glasses? If only I had a spare $1500 – I would be begging Google to give me a chance to buy a pair!

So, I was pretty excited when my hubby bought me a Kobo Arc for my anniversary gift (I gave him a lovely bottle of Lagavulin — a rich and smokey 16 year old Islay Scotch — after all, it was our 26th wedding anniversary). Since then, I’ve been exploring all the cool things that I can do with my new Kobo, besides read books, magazines and comics. This e-reader functions like a tablet as well as a reading device. In fact, I am writing this post using my Arc! I’m loving my new toy!

As well as going gaga over the newest gadgetry on the market, I get pretty enamored of anything new on the internet. I love Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Linked In. I love YouTube, WordPress and Skype. There are things that I don’t like about the internet but there is a lot about it that I love. I love having information at my fingertips, I love that so many people share so many interesting thoughts, ideas and projects on the “super highway”. I believe that this sharing is changing the world in wonderful ways. I feel connected to a ever-growing community of forward thinking, intelligent people. Through this virtual community, I am learning new ways of thinking and new ways of interacting with my own [real time] community to try and make a difference on this planet. I believe that this cyber-connection that we have with millions of people can be/is, for the most part, a good thing. Who knows where we will go from here?