Writing is a challenge in many ways. It's a challenge to put your thoughts in words on a printed or electronic page; to use words that your readers can understand. It's also a challenge to find inspiration in the everyday: a touch, a glimpse, a sound or even a smell that brings back memories of a simpler time and place. To write for a world where everything is digitalized, Ipadded and Kindled, however is a greater challenge since, with every technological advance there's a downside: our disconnect from the outside world. Dependent on technology we forget the reason we started to write in the first place; to get people to think outside of their 'comfort zone' as some would put it and see the world, warts and all. In our prose we express our dreams, hopes, and aspirations, as well as our fears and doubts about the nature of humanity and our visions of the world around us. Yes writing is a challenge but the greatest challenge of all is our relevance in an increasingly technologically advanced world where most of our readers have more contact with an Ipad than another human being in their everyday lives. To write for such a world without losing our humanity will take effort but I believe that we can achieve it; that mankind will survive this technological age and even thrive with a new understanding of what it means to be relevant and human at the same time.