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I have had many conversations with people about technology. In today’s society, you have to embrace it. You don’t necessarily need to know how to do everything such as texting (it does get addicting), but at least be familiar with “Social Networking” i.e., Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter to name a few. I don’t always love technology especially last week when my Mac iBook decided to blow up. Ah, yes. I do not have a computer currently. I have EVERYTHING on that computer. A few people even asked me, “Did you back up your stuff.” Nope. I have a Mac, why would I have to do that. I learned my lesson very quickly. Please back-up your stuff.
Also, try to get a cell phone. I was hesitant for the longest time. Why do I need it anyways? Well, today was a perfect example. I had to meet an individual at a Panera coffee house that was NOT exactly close to my house. I drove over 25 minutes to get to my destination. Okay, I was late because they closed the I-271 freeway due to the rainstorm. I had NO WAY to get a hold of this person because she had NO cell phone. I was so frustrated. I called her house and left a message that I was going to be late. What is that going to do?? It will explain why I was late but she will not receive the message until she gets home. I think she was really annoyed with me because I was late, but Hello, it was not exactly my fault. If you don’t want to buy a cell phone contract of 1 to 2 years, then by all means buy a “Pay as you Go” phone for emergencies. I use mine all the time. Now, I want the iPhone because I want the Internet whenever I don’t have access to my computer that is now, dead!
The other problem I have with technology is obsolescence. I happen to visit the Apple Store in Lyndhurst recently, and I noticed the latest model of the MacBook Pro. Once you buy a computer, cell phone, ipod, HDTV or any other technological gizmo it will be obsolete in a few years. But, that is what we need to deal with in this ever-changing society, more stuff that will eventually be laid to rest in a landfill.
Last 5 posts by Toni Chanakas
- Giving Back - April 18th, 2011
- Bodies Exhibition Extended until January 2, 2011 - November 22nd, 2010
- Ingenuity’s Under the Bridge 2010 - October 4th, 2010
- Why I buy Local Food! - September 13th, 2010
- Bodies: The Exhibition – A Review - August 6th, 2010