A Happy New Year

Dec 31, 2010 by

2010 has been a wacky year. A year of freak weather, sporting events and social networking.

A lot has happened in 2010. The BP oil spill, the Winter Olympics, the World Cup. Facebook hit 500 million users, Twitter usage exploded (see “Twitter was down”), Tumblr failed – repeatedly (see “no surprise there”). 3D TVs were invented. Apple unveiled the iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod 4 as well as iOS 4 which set the bar high for the technology industry.

2010, believe it or not, is also the year that How’s My App was founded (smiley face). And instead of spending the rest of this post boring you with the story of this stupid little tech blog, I’ll get right to my point.

2010 is the year that changed everything. But in this age of frequent technological advances, so was every year. Looking back, something very different, something notable occurs every year. And there’s not just one.

As we move closer to a completely commercialized world (which some refer to as “international peace”), we will definitely have to sacrifice some aspects of the way we live.

But as those people say, “Look on the bright side! We made this new product to steal all your money!”

And I digress. The world is a great place (only relatively when compared to the other death traps in our solar system) and here’s to the New Year. May 2011 bring all of you and and your families peace, joy, health, happiness, and prosperity. (Which proves how needy we are as animals only need food and sex).

May the New Year bring more crap from Apple and the rest of the tech world for us to report on. (And for you to read, while bouncing off your walls thinking Oh my gosh! An iTampon? I want to go buy it now!)

When it comes down to it, the very essence of our beings hate technology. It craves a simple life. But has human ingenuity advanced over time, we have become foolish enough as to, what I would describe, as “shutting out our essence.” Unbeknownst to us, we have slowly adapted to that and we hate simplicity (in its true form, really though, we love simplicity. As long as it’s referring to how easy it is to use a gadget.)

We have become the gadget obessed. People who can’t even go to a party without bringing their iPhone, gaming system, earbuds, and a bunch of iTunes giftcards to serve as a present.

What we don’t realize is that when it comes down to it, it’s all about family. So, please, when you’re counting down the clock, blowing the birthday candles or even eating dinner, turn your cell phones off and talk to your family. You won’t regret it.

Happy New Years, every one.

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