We wish our Readers a happy, healthy holiday season and New Year!

2022, with all its drama, is near its exhausting end. This Editor will share with Readers a sigh of relief along with some mindful drinking and eating–most of the time.

2023 with all its challenges will be here before we know it. We will be back at it after 2 January, chronicling the world of telehealth and healthcare with our usual ‘gimlety eye’.

There will be a Weekly Alert on Friday 23 December, repeating Wednesday 28 December–the easy way to catch up on the last few weeks of articles. (Subscribe here!)

We wish all of you the joy of the holiday season and a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.  Donna and Steve

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Editor Emeritus Steve and Editor Donna wish all our Readers, commenters, contributors, former Editors, and supporters a Very Merry Christmas (in Danish or not!) and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for staying with us through the lean years of telecare and health tech to the fat, the pandemic that just won’t end, in-office and remote work, endless acronyms such as IPO, SPAC, DHSC, CDC, and POTS, analogue and digital telecom, politics, regulation, and Way Too Much Data!

Take some time to enjoy the festive season with family and friends, no matter where you may be. And remember, it’s not about the presents and the hurry, but being together. 

(Here’s the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and promenade, from better days when the tree wasn’t quite as walled off and skimpy as it’s been the past two years–and there were more people in the offices!)



Happy Holidays and a most Festive Season!

The Editors of TTA wish our Readers and Friends, as well as their families, the best for this festive season! Hanukkah has passed, but we have a Merry Christmas to come. (And don’t forget Boxing Day!)

Even if you do not celebrate Christmas, these words of Charles Dickens speak to us all:

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!”
― A Christmas Carol

The next Alert will be on Friday, 4 January, and resume on Thursdays the following week.

Our best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

The Quantified Selfer’s Christmas form letter

[grow_thumb image=”https://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/gimlet-eye.jpg” thumb_width=”150″ /]  APPROVED by The Gimlet Eye, on assignment directing Air Traffic Control for Mr. Claus.

Dear ______,

I can see from my ______ wrist device that it’s once again time for my annual Christmas letter to update you on a number of personal facts about the past year! Lucky for you, I’ve been able to view my daily data on a variety of self-tracking devices using interactive graphs to spot trends and patterns so far.  The year raced off to a great start because I got a new ______ from Santa last Christmas. (Continued…)

Our final pre-Christmas post is from the ‘♥ Sister’ herself, Carolyn Thomas, who has written this most witty communication that you may well receive from your favorite (?) Quantified Selfer. If not, reading this you will be forearmed at holiday tables and gatherings. You will view your QS nephew or friend in a new, more tolerant light. Wearing their Google Glass, tracking the cookies and egg nog on their Fitbit or Jawbone UP, passing around the Misfit Shine, obsessing on what workout will most efficiently balance the caloric intake…. To the rescue? Spot the Dog. Fitbit, Jawbone and Shine make great chew toys, and Glass…will Spot get to it before the video hits the cloud?

We wish all of our readers a marvelous Christmas Holiday, Festive Season and Happy New Year! (and thank Carolyn for the reference!–Ed. Donna)