Google has finally released another teaser [and contest] for Glass by Google.
Google is looking for people to test drive Glass. Tell Google what you would do if you had Glass, starting with #ifihadglass. The hashtag is currently trending on Google+.
Me? #ifihadglass, I would capture the most beautiful thing of all.. human emotion. Raw and real joy, excitement and even sorrow. Very few are willing to share it, though we all go through it. Why not share our emotions and experience it together?
Confession. I still use a Moleskine planner.. exclusively. As in, I dont use gcal on my phone. And its not just any yearly planner, but the extra large. I need lots of space to jot down notes, write out to-do lists and plan trips. There’s nothing like pen and paper.. I’ve gone three years of carrying these monsters around.. and if I was at dinner and didnt have one with me, I couldnt commit to any plans. And its so crazy because I live and breathe digital. I am constantly on my laptops, phones, or iPad but I refused to switch over. I guess this was my way of holding onto the romance of the past.. the same way I love print magazines and…
“Its not an upgrade to your phone, its an upgrade to yourself.”
The thought of a machine, pieces of plastic and metal, being a part of you is scary, but totally true of today’s reality. Phones have become extensions of humans, a third arm of sorts. There are those that fight it and hang on to antiquated flip phones, and there are others that cant imagine life without their always-connected devices.
I’ve owned HTCs before, but never truly embraced any phone as a part of me, until the DNA came along. Like the commercial says, its not a phone upgrade, but an upgrade of me [still strange to say that..]. The screen is large, sharp, and crisp, the processor is fast and like every Droid, it gives me the power to customize in almost every way. I feel like its one of the best options out there, and, therefore, the best extension of me to have. Does that make sense?
Please tell me you are on some sort of smartphone, so that we can stay connected in this cookoo world. You can find me at @the_modman on Twitter and Instagram, on Pinterest, and yada yada yada. You know how to reach me. Hit me up and I’ll be sure to hit you back.
Its difficult not to be overwhelmed by the universe of information available to us [thank you technology]. Smart phones, tablets, WiFi/MiFi and apps make it utterly impossible to disconnect and as if there weren’t enough news in the world to flood the internet, social media has now made the act of sharing a business. Facebook, Twitter and countless other platforms empower people [all 800+ million active users on Facebook & 100 million active users on Twitter] to be content creators. It certainly does not help that all of this “content” is pushed out to you as texts, emails, status updates and tweets on all your devices. How are we physically and mentally supposed to read, process and organize all of this information? I cannot keep up all day, everyday, 24/7. After a particularly difficult point in my life last year, I made it a goal to disconnect from the online world at least one [full] day a week. That was probably not the most realistic goal since I worked in social media/digital marketing during the week and blogged at night and on the weekends.. but still, I was cognizant of the negative effects and it made me want to change. The Joy of Quiet captures the reality of an overconnected world. It really is a must-read.
I have made a conscious effort to put down my phone more often and really enjoy the company of the people who matter most. Good times:
[[ scrumptious surprises at 고려당 // dainty fingers // the smile makes me smile // tea break at sanctuary // avocado toast cant be beat // rainy night calls for salmon pot pie // a standard kind of night ]]
Looking back, this year has been full of dramatic changes. I can’t say its been easy, but I’m definitely blessed to have a loving family, supportive friends and open opportunities. Oddly enough, there is just one thing on my birthday wishlist this year. Of course I can muster up a (long) laundry list of things I want, if you insist, but this is a NEED. The only thing on my NEEDlist is a Macbook Pro. A pro might not be necessary (depending on how you define “necessary”), but a new latop is. My four and a half year old Lenovo has lasted me a while, but its end is near. The right mouse button is gone so I have to carry an external mouse…