Yep, this picture is small, but technologies are getting smaller and smaller. It wasn't so long ago that we all carried brick phones and plugged them into the car lighter.
I was recently running a teen painting party program at the library and all teens were comparing their phones. One girl's phone was the size of a pen! She played some Weird Al eBay song for me that she stored on there. She did not believe that Weird Al was popular when I graduated high school 2 decades ago.
What's next? What has made your life much easier? Adults love Twitter. I got asked three times this week to 'drop someone a Tweet'. A year ago that would have sounded obscene. I don't see teens doing the Twitter as much, but every teen I passed at the library on the computers was doing Facebook.
I downloaded Twilight this summer and listened to it while walking. eBooks are greener and easier than ever to obtain now. If you haven't read an eBook or listened to an audio file of a book, try it soon, because you are missing out! While prices are lower on downloads in many cases (Quake books, for example!) many libraries offer online audio and print books right into your device or home computer.
Next week is the Young Adult Library Services Association's Teen Tech Week, and this week is eBook week. Celebrate by trying a new way to read.