Monday, March 11, 2013

Crap and computers

Technology is like a nice piece of cheesecake.  It makes you happy, but you get fat.  It tastes awesome, but don't forget there are other things to eat.  And sometimes it's down right moldy.  If you're not careful, you could find yourself eating nothing but crap.
Neo-Retro Handsets And Stations by SwissvoiceFirst example - phones.  Love them.  You can get a hold of anyone at any time, anywhere.  You can carry a dictionary, gps, music, games and everything in the palm of your hand.  No wonder people go crazy without their phones.  Our wholes lives are riding on the performance and entertainment of one tiny lithium battery. 
Next up - wifi.  Love it.  No more movie rentals, off-line shopping, newspaper, banks or maps.  Until the day comes along that the puter breaks and you have nothing to watch, nowhere to go, and no money.
Virtual space - Woopie, I can upload/ down load data from one e-device to another and I never have to visit anybody or leave my house ever again.  We can have our cheesecake and eat it too.  the world rocks when you're fat and alone.
Technology. We are so heavily dependent on the most unreliable thing this world has to offer.  This of course leads to continual and perpetual let down.  Do you remember a time when we purchased ONE phone and it lasted our entire lives?  Do you remember a day when  every student in class or business person in a meeting showed up with ONLY a pen and paper?  Do you remember when kids played outside?

1 comment:

L E Carmichael said...

My biggest technology peeve is how fast it changes - I'm going to be forced to replace my laptop because the hardware is no longer compatible with the software, and half of the software can't talk to the other half. Grr...