Tess Kovach had a lovely piece today, with lots of people yelling at each other. I’m fond of one of the fundamental questions inherent in her piece, at least in my mind: What tech was deployed in your lifetime that would be at the top of the list of things you won’t give up? My Mom might say electricity generally, since she (at age 88) remembers when electricity came to her small Iowa town and lit the tree lights on Christmas Eve. Mine is processors capable of a billion ops per second cheap enough to put on almost everyone’s desktop. What’s yours?