Well to put things straight, my dad and technology DO NOT mix. My dad got his first cellphone 2 1/2 years ago and he was kind of forced to because of his new job. Because of all of his new responsibilities he has to be able to check his emails 24/7, therefore getting a cellphone or a "nuisance" as he calls it, was the only viable option. So there's that. Anyways, I asked him what technological innovation was the most important to him so far, and he responded with the computer.
My dad is vice chancellor at a fellow UW school and to be honest, I have no idea what all of his responsibilities are. All I know is that communication is KEY to his job, hence getting the cellphone to check emails 24/7. With the computer there is now a time-space distanciation where my dad can communicate with people far away in a short amount of time, whether it be by email or Skype conference calls. That means less traveling and more spending time with the family as well.
Another reason why my dad lovessss computers is because of the ability to use dual monitors. This allows my dad to have up 2 different websites, documents, etc. without having to keep on clicking back and forth between the two. He can seamlessly glide the mouse from one monitor to the other and look at both simultaneously. This greatly improves on his work efficiency and makes his job flow better.
Overall, although some people can be reluctant to conform to the new technologies presented today, there are times where those people realize how important these technologies are and how they can help their job become easier and make the workplace a more efficient space.