Blogging from 40,000 Feet

Isn’t technology amazing?  I’m writing this post from something like 40,000 feet up, while flying south to California for a business seminar.

Up here in the night sky, it’s so peaceful.

I’m finding myself thinking of all the crazy things technology allows us to do:

  • I can travel in less than a day from Alaska to California.  No wagon train or dog sled required.
  • I just tweeted @AlaskaAir to thank them for providing inflight wfi, gluten free food options, and always amazing customer service. (Disclosure: My husband has previously worked for the company, and several members of my extended family work for them now. I flew with them dozens of times before that, and dozens of times since, and they’ve always been awesome.  Yes, like everyone else in the world, this means I’m biased. *wink*)
  • While I’m gone I’ll be able to stay in touch with my family via email, Skype, cellular phone, etc.

And earlier in the day I had to take my daughter in for several dentist appointments and marveled at:

  • The way my iPod entertained her while waiting for the dentist.  I’d downloaded a new cartoon while on the drive from my house to the dentist’s office.
  • How quick and clear x-rays are now, and they’re all computerized!  Do you remember x-rays from 20 years ago?
  • What a simple matter it is to fix a painful tooth.

I also thought about it when I:

  • Sent a single email that reached several thousand people within minutes.  Seriously, isn’t that amazing?  Without the internet and technology, how many of those people would I have been able to meet and stay in touch with?
  • Hosted a teleclass where I interviewed Therese Skelly, who lives thousands of miles away from me and we were able to chat so that others could listen in via phone, Skype or webcast.

I feel very blessed to live in a time where technology allows us to do so much.  Without technology I wouldn’t have a business–or a blog!

So often we talk about unplugging from all the technology and just taking a break from it.  But today I’m feeling pretty thankful for it.

How about you?  What have you appreciated technology for lately?

Photo Credit: ssuaphoto/StockFresh

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8 Comments

  1. Technology is what makes the world go round. I just love it!

    Thanks for the post Michelle.

    Your friend across the pond

    David
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    1. It’s amazing what we can do with technology. Thanks for commenting, David.

  2. It really is amazing isn’t it! I appreciate that it is so easy to contact friends and family who are so far away. I love skype for this reason. We are so spoilt in today’s technology world.

    1. Skype is amazing. :) And yes, we are. So much information at our fingertips.
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  3. Hi Michelle,

    Technology is so awesome. I love that you were able to write this post from so far up. Technology brings folks together from all over the world. As a matter of fact, you and I met each other through technology, and that is awesome!

    Thank you so much for sharing this post. It’s awesome.

    Enjoy your time in CA too.

    Cindy
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    1. Isn’t that great? It’s eliminated so many barriers–we can connect with and work with amazing people from all over the world. :)
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  4. This days this things are really amazing we can now enjoy all we wanted to go through without any limitations. Thank you for the people behind every machines and all other technologies all over the world.

    1. It’s something to be thankful for, I agree.
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