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The Technology Trap

Monday, April 05, 2010

It amazes me how dependant I am on technology that didn't even exist when I was in high school, much less when I was born.

Today at work, something went screwy with my phone. The problem is, the network connection for my computer is routed through my phone, so I was without my phone (all five lines), my documents (which live on the network server), email and internet for about three hours. Guess how much work I got done in that time? That's right - not a lick! And what was the problem? The power source for the phone was fluctuating, so the phone kept trying to reload its program.

When I started my work life (yes, back in the dark ages) - I hardly ever used a computer. And the only thing that took out our phone service was a tree taking out the phone lines. And I put in full days of work!

I think I miss those days.
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  • MINNESOTATT
    Everything that I work on is electronic. No power or no computer and I'm dead in the water. I used to travel without a cell phone. Now if I leave it behind, I feel disconnected.


    3989 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    I remember in high school, it was a big deal to have a land line phone in your bedroom as a teen; but now, it seems like almost every teenager has their own cell phone.

    I also remember when I went to high school, they were still teaching classes on typing, with electric typewriters, lol.
    3989 days ago
  • MNTWINSGAL
    You know, most folks will read this and not really "get" it. But I hear ya, sister!
    3989 days ago
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