As much as I find technology fascinating and helpful, my oldest granddaughter reminds me that there are many times when it is even more important to stay firmly grounded in the “real” world. Time with friends and family still takes precedence for most of us. Table games and conversation are even more satisfying than the electronic ones. And when I am on the phone with one friend I do not feel any need to check on an in-coming call. I don’t have to have my phone at the dinner table or even in my pocket when I’m out. E-mail is helpful, but people still like getting snail mail and packages. And the world is even bigger and more beautiful when not looking through the screen on a phone.