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By Young Lee Hertig

Life, amidst the culture of virtual takeover, demands us to devote more time, energy, and resources to machines.  The ongoing dependence and intrusion of technology accompanies the ongoing troubleshooting of technological problems.  Yes, I am aware of the fact that this blog is possible because of our digital access.  (more…)

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By Young Lee Hertig

Last Sunday, I arrived in Seoul to make my annual visit to my mom — at least, annually since my father’s passing two years ago. Thankfully, two of my sisters reside in Seoul, which allows me to be the “annual daughter.”

With each passing year, the air quality here is becoming more and more hazardous due to China’s pollution.  The weather in May felt like that of hot summer.  On the first night, I noticed my eyes stung and my throat felt inflamed.  My body seemed to be running on high alert. (more…)

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Photo by Kuba Bożanowski

By Melanie Mar Chow

Call me? Maybe.

I truly give audible thanks for my daughter’s patience to share her technological ability with me.   Not only does it drive me crazy that she knows how to use my phone better than me, but for someone who does not own an active phone, she is leaps and bounds ahead of me.   (more…)

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Photo by Johan Larsson

By Young Lee Hertig

One of the highlights in 2012 for me was my trip to Korea in May and subsequently yielding to the world of the smartphone. From the smartphone world, my previous red LG phone feels like a Blockbuster video in the age of Netflix. Why was I so reluctant to own a smartphone? (more…)

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By Young Lee Hertig

My recent visit to Korea alarmed me about how fast Korean society has changed into one of the most wired countries in the world.  Steve Jobs changed human behavior forever!  Digital streaming is readily available even in the subways.  People’s eyes were glued to their iPhone screens, their ears plugged with headphones.  Hence, even a public space like the subway is highly individualized with no human interaction in a country that was once all about community.  Undoubtedly, it offers convenience and efficiencies beyond what the U.S. offers at the moment. (more…)

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