b"Technology in theTime of CoronavirusResidents depend on their digital connections more than everBY ADRIANNA DONATMaplewood resident Drew Harteveld downloaded a tool called ChromaCam and a bunch of old Star Wars matte paintings off the web. Now he holds his WebEx meetings from the hangar deck in front of the Millennium Falcon, or occasion-ally Jabbas palace.I f you had to choose a day when our communityhouse in mid-March is all most of us have to support made a uniform shift in response to the corona- us through this period. And that means weve had to virus crisis, Monday, March 16th would be it.improvise. A lot.Suddenly, school buildings were closed and stu- Staying up to date on ever-evolving information dents became engaged in distance learning.hasmadetechnologycritical.Forthat,oursmart Of course, parents needed to be home to helphomeapplicationsareheretohelp.Alexa,Google teach their children and those deemed nones- Home and Siri can tell you how to make a face mask sentialstartedworkingand what time curfew is in New Jersey. But be sure remotely.Collectively,to double-check the information you receive: A local we began our season ofAmazon Alexa recently stated that grocery deliveries tryingtoliveasome- are available within the hour in South Orange with whatnormallifefromAmazon Fresh. We all know THAT isnt true. the confines of home.In fact, securing grocery delivery slots has become Sincemostoftheone of the more challenging tasks. My husband, Chris world is doing the sameDonat,hasfounditnecessarytoalternatelifting drill, laptops, cellphones,weightswithrefreshinghisdelivery-windowscreen. webcams and other elec- He told Matters Magazine, [T]en reps. Recover. Re-tronicaccessoriesareinfresh screen. Repeat. When it works, he is a hero whoSecuring grocery delivery slots has become high demand. The tech- not only gets his workout done but keeps his familyone of life's more challenging tasks. How many times have you refreshed your Ama-nologywehadinthefed for the next week.zon Fresh screen?24/ matters magazine / spring 2020"