11 Low-Tech Things That Still Beat Their Digital-Age Upgrades
There are hundreds of thousands of devices and digital applications designed to make life easier and more organized, but we often forget that pen and paper, though they might get lost now and then, don't require loading times, learning curves, charging, passwords, or reboots. Here are some cheap low-tech solutions that still beat out their fancier, digital competition.
Good ereaders such as the Kindle cost anywhere from $60 to $290 (and tablets such as the iPad can be far pricier), and books that go on them are bought separately -- or found for free in a limited assortment from the local library. Borrowing an actual book from the library offers a bigger selection; buy a book and it can be shared more easily than passing on a digital copy. Dog-eared pages and the weight of a real book still hold a certain appeal for some, as do dead-tree newspapers.
There are lots of apps on the market to send medication reminders, help figure out symptoms, or even offer first aid steps tips. But an app cannot replace a doctor, pharmacist, or other medical professional. Save yourself costly mistakes with your health and seek medical advice from a professional, not an app.