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It amazes me just how far a reach technology has in our everyday lives. First there were cell phones - I remembering borrowing one from my friend Tal in high school and being completely amazed that you could play *gasp* GAMES on it.

Then came the mp3 players, allowing us the chance to walk the sidewalks with our own personal soundtracks blasting into our ears whenever and wherever we want. OK, this was possible back in the Walkman/ boom box days, but now it's a bit more discreet.

But the be all/end all for me, is the online sites for quilters, scrapbookers, etc. I always thought you got into crafty pastimes to get away from the technological whir of the "real world." I mean, I sit in front of a computer all day at work and, sometimes when I get home, the last thing I want to do is plop down in front of another one.

But it's interesting. This is a new age - somebody looking to stitch up a blanket in Victoria can check out the latest crazes in Belgium or Baltimore, pick up a few tips and even order supplies, all from the comfort of home.

I think it'll be interesting to see how things change in the future. Because you know it will. In the meantime,I found this Web site, which provides links to the 100 most popular craft sites online. It's updated daily and covers a pretty wide variety of sites. If you're bored of curious, check it out.