November 23, 2012

The Technology We're Thankful For

Ars Technica, Ars Technica


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In days gone by, we'd fill a plate or two with turkey and all the fixings, plow through it, and settle in for an evening of football and conversation. That still happens, but now there are tablets and smartphones thrown into the mix. As we catch up with Great Aunt Martha, we're also tweeting about how dry the turkey was and posting pictures of the table centerpiece to Facebook. Since Ars is all about technology, we're using this Thanksgiving as a chance to stop and give thanks for all the ways technology has made our lives richer.

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