I Guess I am an Addict

>> Monday, June 29, 2009

You know, I am not a tremendous fan of new technology. I'm content with all my current technology can do for me, and I don't really ever think I need something new.

Take the IPOD for example -- I didn't see the point. What was the real bonus in having this new gadget when my DVDs worked just fine? IPODs aren't cheap, and I'm not so addicted to music (anymore) that I can't live without having ALL of them with me at any one time.

Well, I bought an IPOD for Darling Husband for Christmas one year, and now I can't live without it. It holds ALL my books on DVD, and I even found free TV programs to download. Of course, they are TV programs I would never have watched on TV, but hey, they are free, right?

The same thing happened with my GPS, as some of you might remember from earlier posts. The Borrowers are not back from vacation yet, so I still don't have my GPS back. If they don't return it soon, I might have to go back to the "it was stolen" theory, which is so much more unsettling than little tiny humans living in my walls.

The DVR was another great curse for me, as it has given me such liberty to save TV that I am about 3 seasons behind in some shows that have since been cancelled. It drives me nuts when the record feature doesn't, and the whole thing has corrupted my toddler's sense of timing.

Of all the modern conveniences and addictions, I think Facebook might be the worst. I thought FB was overrated, and I thought status updates was a pretty stupid idea, but now I can't seem to live without it. I recognized this when I found myself describing "Flair" to my mother and asking her to join up so I could send her some anti-Michigan Flair. With my internet connection being so sporadic the past 3 days, I have been tortured because FB is one of the hardest applications for my poor beleagured internet connection to download. My epiphany about the state of my addiction came when I realized that every time my internet connection went out I felt compelled to update my status to tell everyone my connection was gone.



saywhatyouwill July 1, 2009 at 4:49 PM  

i 100% had no interest in fb AT ALL for all these years...then i joined to look at a group there + now i am sorta addicted. and actually, it's great!!! i am "talking" to farflung friends who i don't get to see in real life that much as though they were right here. loving it.

Karin Kysilka March 28, 2010 at 7:03 PM  

OK, I confess, the one plus about new technology is all the cool friends I've met in different time zones. Now you all have to move here so we can go for coffee.

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