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The Checkerboard of Progress

My first year with a smartphone is coming to a close. It has confirmed what I've believed for years: wait, wait, and wait some more with new technology and then give in. You win on everything.

As impressive as smartphone technology is, there is another new 'gadget' in my house that impresses me more. My new toothbrush. I am not being facetious. I actually look forward to brushing my teeth. 

It's not electric. It's the Oral B brand, and appears made with a good design and materials. You can actually notice the improvement.

This is the first premium toothbrush I have ever bought. I used to get freebies from American dentists. Maybe they just weren't that good. But Mexican dentists don't do the promotional thing, so I had to buy my own toothbrush.

It was such an odd experience to be so impressed by such a humble tool that it provoked me into thinking about Progress in general. 
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