Today’s Song: “Know Me” by Frankie Rose
We live in this digital age of computers, iPods, smart phones, and internet on all; we’re all kind of sort of dependent on these pieces of technology. And when they break down or just hate you, well, what would you be if you were attached to another object by an inclined plane wrapped helically around an axis? (Yes that is a Big Bang Theory Quote).
Maybe it’s a good thing
Or maybe not, on how dependent we are on the technology that runs our lives and when it’s gone we don’t know what to do. So what does this have to do with you, a soon-to-be college student, parent, or college student, who can’t afford the next best thing? Simple. You can’t go through life ignoring the technology, I certainly can’t (I get paid to use it).
So what do you do? When the paper you were writing suddenly disappears, or you can no longer access a program required for work? Well first, yell and scream and try not to do permanent damage to your computer, person, or apartment. Then take a deep breath, grab your comfort food and figure out another way. And hopefully, unlike me, you follow the words of my ever-wise father when he says to “back everything up. Here’s a flash drive.”
You’re on your own
When it comes to technology you rely on, when it goes out you can either kick and scream or explain things and hope that your boss/parent/professor/etc. is sympathetic to your plight. And then sit down and do it again. Did your computer lose your blog or just simply won’t let you post it? Will your cell phone not connect to a tower that causes you to miss an important call? Did your iPod get stuck on what seems to be the millionth update since January?
We’ve all been there. And the best thing you can do is get the anger out of your system with a few choice words and then move on. Do your paper/blog all over again; at least you know what you’re doing this go around. Write a very stern letter to the board of directors of the cell company (trust me, it works, I did it with Dell), or just chuck the iPod and put everything on your smart phone.
Stay tech-savvy, dear readers, until next time.