Arguably the most influential lifestyle change of the Information Age, the arrival of modern communication has ushered in a new era of ease and productivity. Although some of my articles contain gloomy tales of network breaches and malware, we must occasionally step back and appreciate the standard of living enjoyed today. Without it we would still be dropping envelopes in mailboxes, waiting days to pay bills and cash checks, and relying on the local newspaper for honest journalism. Thank goodness those days are over! In the spirit of appreciation, join me in discussing these five primary categories.