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Confessions of a Closet Luddite Warning: this might be my most depressing post.  Technology change has sped up recently, and I long to turn back the clock from our "always-on" connection to phones and the Internet. ************************************************************************************ Disclaimer: All of the ideas expressed in this article are my personal statements and opinions, and do not reflect the opinions/statements of the City of Urbana. ************************************************************************************ Let me be the first to note the irony (hypocrisy?) of an IT Director who claims to be a Luddite. How can I oppose technology when that same technology pays my salary? My response is "computers are not a passion for me; they’re a tool." ( Footnote #1 ) As the IT Director, my job is to help the City make the most of these tools for a reasonable cost. Actually, one of the most important parts