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But I love my (obsolete) fax machine!

This week we published a list of the top ten technology items and office trends that are in danger of making you look like a person stuck in the wrong century. For those of us who remember life before handheld (you thought I was going to say computers, right?) calculators, and as someone who took the real CPA exam when we were only allowed to bring in pencils and erasers and no calculators, I can relate to the people who are going to balk at this list.

After all, didn't we just get thumb drives, and now they're about to be obsolete? Whoa! Things are moving way too fast. I was on the cutting edge of the video business, owning three video rental stores in my city before anyone had ever heard of Blockbuster. I had a personal computer before anyone had ever heard of DOS, let alone windows. I do my best to stay ahead of the curve, but this pace is mindboggling. I can't wait to see what's on the top ten list ten years from now!

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Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.

Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.

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