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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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    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
    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
    You know, most folks will read this and not really "get" it. But I hear ya, sister!
    3989 days ago
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