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Week 1 Assignment Amusingly, I always considered myself to live a relatively low-tech life. Sure, I have a laptop and television. I even carry a smart phone but, I am not the guy who has all the latest gadgets. I do not have a central computer system that controls all aspects of my home environment like the window shades and thermostat. I cannot stand in my living room and audibly ask a question like “What is the weather going to be like this weekend?” and have a computerized voice answer me. So, this means I am reasonably low-tech, right? Man, was I in for a surprise. As I was going through my house making a checklist for the Home Technology Inventory, my eyes opened, as all illusions disintegrated in front of me. Of course, the TV has a gaming console attached to it that conveniently doubles as a media player. The printer also acts as a scanner. My wife and I each have a personal laptop along with the desktop computer. Still, that does not seem like much. What adds up is the other things such as the washing machine, clothes dryer, refrigerator, and stove. Then you add in all the useful gadgets that sit on the kitchen counters like toasters, blenders, waffle iron, and my beloved coffee pot. Lamps in the corners and lights hanging from the ceilings, I am surrounded by technology. I cannot forget to mention the central heat and air conditioning system, and there is absolutely no way I could survive summer in Georgia without air conditioning.

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