2020 Retrospective: COVID-19 and the impacts on how we use technology


Back in March of this year, I remember getting the official email from my work that we were moving to an indefinite work-from-home status. I was actually working from home that week due to extreme morning sickness, as I was about 13 weeks pregnant with my twins, and I remember thinking oh I don't need to go in and clean out my desk. I'll probably be back by end of April or May at the latest. Fast forward to today and I still haven't been to my desk. I'm pretty sure there are some petrified ginger cookies in the corner of my filing cabinet...


Like me, you have probably experienced something very similar in a disruption of the way that you work or live your life due to COVID. There are habits that we as a community are doing less, like eating out or going to a gym, to habits we are doing now more often, like doing virtual calls with our friends and extended family and really getting into binge watching TV. Like really getting into binge watching. I'm an avid Simpsons fan and now that all the seasons are on Disney+ I've dived back again into the deep hole of re-watching every episode (call me if you need a trivia partner!)