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Now, before you laugh and wonder what the heck a common household fan is doing in a list of tech to be thankful for, I've added it here to serve the point that we often take for granted the "simple" things. Though simple, this particular fan has allowed me to have countless nights of restful sleep. Why? Because silence is deafening to me and I have to have some sort of white noise going on to sleep. Now, I know there are white noise machines out there, but these fans are ridiculously cheap -- something like $10-15 -- and they last a really long time.
Yes, it's times like this when you come to realize just how much you take for granted and all the progress and growth that had to transpire over the years for everything to be what it is today. So, whether it's a multi-thousand-dollar laptop or a lowly little fan, I'm thankful for any and everything in my life that can be considered tech (and, of course, all the things that aren't tech-related).
To all of you who happen to make it this far in the gallery, I want to wish you and everyone you care about a very happy, contemplative, and restful Thanksgiving. =)
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