Sunday, November 29, 2009

Life without a computer

This weekend I am faced with a challenge. My handy dandy laptop have been giving me some problems for the last few days and now it has given up on me. Fortunately my brother, Roger was kind enough to lend me his computer for a few minutes to log in and check emails, my etsy shop, accounts, etc (thanks, bro!)

As I am faced with this dilemna, I began to wonder. We now live in an age where everything is virtual, automated, portable and easily accessible. If our most dependable gadget, in my case my laptop, decided not to work, all of a sudden we feel disabled. I had come into the habit of checking my emails, etsy shopkeeping, do job searches, research, check accounts on a daily basis using my laptop and I have kept it to a once-a-day limit. And now that she is out of commission, I feel unabled and uninformed.

Why is it that we have become dependent on our computers? Do you feel this way? What would you so without your computer?

Give me your thoughts....

1 comment:

  1. Why? Convenience, efficiency, and addiction all come to mind. I indulge in all three, but there are also stretches when I don't want to go anywhere near the thing unless absolutely necessary.