Today is Thanksgiving, a day traditionally meant for giving thanks for our blessings. For some of us, pausing to reflect on what we’re grateful for this year might be more challenging than it’s been in the past. But one thing we might want to include on our list is the technology, warts and all, that has allowed us to maintain some normalcy in our lives and has made social distancing tolerable.
What would we do without Zoom and similar applications? Video conferencing platforms have enabled us to continue working, have playdates, attend religious services, throw dinner parties, and otherwise socialize from our homes. While Zoom was recently under investigation by both the Federal Trade Commission and NY Attorney General (and has since