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Today's young executives communicate by cellular phone and fax machine. Youngsters learn the ABCs by computer. College students get lectures via satellite and register for class by telephone. Advanced medical equipment shares the table with diapers in the nurseries of premature babies. The elderly compensate for failing memories by using special containers that help them keep track of their medication.

The way we learn, think, communicate, spend our time or stay healthy have all been impacted by technology. But there's a difference from the technology of a generation ago that focused on putting a man on the moon. Once the purview of scientists and technicians, technology is now commonly within the reach of all people - it has become touchable.Beginning Monday and continuing weekdays for the next two weeks, the Deseret News will take a look at this new phenomenon of "Touchable Technology."