What's your favorite example of how technology has made your life better?
If you know me, you know this answer is going to revolve around books. Music, too, because I love reading and listening to music at the same time. My example is the iPod touch. I've had an iPod for a few years now, but at the beginning of this year I bought an iPod touch. Now I can read books on any number of ereader apps, AND listen to music at the same time, all in a tiny convenient package. Maybe I should have waited for the iPad--if someone gave me a spare $500 for it I wouldn't say no--but I like the size of the touch, and the price was right when I got it.
Coming in second: my various incarnations of Mac laptops, and the writing program Scrivener, which makes writing novels (when I actually write them, of course) streamlined and pretty to look at.