December 9th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 49
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X-Mas Tech
Simply Selles by David Selles
 
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
I’ve written columns in the past about how technology can be a double-edged sword.

I’ve tended to focus on the negative side of that sword in the past but this time I want to focus on the positive.

While it’s not guaranteed that we won’t be able to see family at Christmas yet, some people I know are already preparing for that scenario.

It may end up being a tough Christmas for some people who won’t be able to gather together like they did at past Christmases.
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That’s where the beautiful side of technology comes into play.

When the pandemic first hit, I wasn’t able to travel to Lethbridge on weekends like I normally would.

It was hard at first but with time, my family found ways through technology to still get together as a family.

I did the same with friends for the first few months when things were locked down.
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My brothers and I all have Xbox’s and we’ve been able to chat and have fun together even though we’re in three different locations thanks to some of the tech that’s available to us.

Unless restrictions change before Christmas, my family and many others will need to resort back to that style of gathering.

It definitely makes things easier knowing that if we won’t all be together at Christmas physically, we’ll still be able to meet virtually and see everyone’s faces on Christmas thanks to technology like FaceTime or Zoom.

While technology isn’t always a positive thing, I’m sure grateful that the technology exists to be able to gather while being a part.

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