1. When buying a new car: no Bluetooth, no Nav system, no satellite radio = no way.
  2. Your kitchen boasts every cooking gizmo available, and you don’t cook.
  3. You program smart phone alerts to remind you to relax.
  4. You carry a power strip in your purse.
  5. A diamond might be a girls best friend, but in your book, nothing says “I love you” like a new iPhone.
  6. Your backpack boasts solar panels.
  7. You sync everything - garage door opener, BlackBerry, laptop, coffee maker, frequent flyer miles.
  8. When you go on vacation, you pack gadgets first, then whatever else there’s room for.
  9. Your cookbook is online.
  10. You’re the only one in camp whose Swiss Army Knife has a USB thumb drive.
  11. On the train, you used to read 3 newspapers, now you Twitter (thanks Wendy Perrin!)
  12. Your bedside alarm clock is a Chumby.
  13. You’re the go-to girl for any techie question.
  14. You track your pets with GPS.
  15. Your little black dress is wired for tech.
  16. All you want for Christmas is a virtual assistant.



Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".