Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Technology

I am pretty amazed at what I am fairly literate in, technologically speaking. Even in my short life span, I remember our first microwave, our first vcr player, the first time we had cable, our first remote for the tv... we went from albums to tapes to CDs to MP3s. It scares me a little bit that at the ripe old age of 35, I find myself choosing to not learn certain technologies. I don't want to be that old fogie who won't get with the program, but there are some things I just don't want to get involved in.

I think it's because I know my addictive personality. I actually have great self-control because if I let go for a minute, I'd eat powdered donuts all the time, go to the casino every weekend, smoke, drink more, & essentially be a glutton. I do the same thing with technology. I can't just get on Facebook. I have to update myself at least once a day, more if I could access it. I don't have a cell phone that can get on the Internet because I would be on it ALL DAY. Twitter? I stay away because the need to subscribe to all my interests, and sit & read the updates, would pretty much take up all my time.

So I worry for myself & the technological future. Will ours be the only house without a special food-making machine because I won't want to learn how to run it? Will I completely miss the next generation of music-listening devices because I still haven't graduated from iPod Shuffle? And yet, I still basically use a chalkboard in the classroom. But that's another post...

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