Name and role at the Press:
Trish Palao, Advertising and Direct Marketing Manager
Book selection, and why: Satisfaction Not Guaranteed
Every morning, at the specified time, my phone/camera/day planner/alarm clock wakes me up. A (mostly) reliable public transportation system gets me to and fro and, while I’m not home, my DVR records all my favorite shows for me to watch at my leisure. I can check in with relatives abroad and childhood friends I rarely see, listen to any song I want, and catch up on current events from the palm of my hand. Such modern day conveniences are amazing, attempting to fulfill one’s desire to lead an easy and happy life. And yet, for all the advantages these modern developments provide, one can still find a slew of problems with them. If I lose my phone, I also lose photos, calendars, and that intense session of Words with Friends. If I share photos on Facebook, I lose some of my privacy. If I use public transportation, I lose comfort. And what if my DVR records an episode I’ve already seen before?!? Sure, my life is certainly easier because of technology, but is it happier? And will it ever be?
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