Posts Tagged ‘technology’

PostHeaderIcon OMG! TECHNOLOGY HAS ERASED MY MEMORY

By Vernalee
information technology
Yes, technology particularly via my cell phone and other gadgets has eliminated selected facets of my memory.
I confess!
I came to the realization of this very fact recently.
My late Mother in her 90’s could rattle off dates, addresses, and phone numbers from her head.
Impressive, I’ll say!
I cannot do that any more.
Holy cow!
How did it happen? How did I lose my sense of recollection?
Let’s see!
I figured it out!
My wise and brilliant Mother relied on her mind to provide the answers.
I rely on technology!

I rely on retrieval of numbers, addresses, and other pertinent information that have been stored in my cell phone and other apparatuses.
You see, I convinced myself years ago that I would only use my mind when necessary. Why carry around information in my head when I can pull it up on the computer?
Right?
And just like everything else when you don’t use it, rust consumes it!
Now, unfortunately, I don’t know any of the simple stuff!
Technically in a figurative mode, I pushed the delete key.
It is no wonder that the Internet has become the brain’s “external hard drive.” Amazing!
I didn’t realize the severity of my lapse of memory and my dependency on technology until I observed my Mother’s computer mind. She could run circles around most of us youngsters without showing off!
Which brings me to these questions.
Would I be lost without my Ipad and cell phone?
Do I need to be retrained?
Yes!
For certainty, I have become spoiled and incessantly reliant upon technology.
What about you?
Photo credit: www.informationtechnologysecurity-info.blogspot.com

PostHeaderIcon The Post it note

By Vernalee
iphone-text-245x400 One of the memorable episodes on Sex and the City is when Jack Berger, a fellow writer broke up with Carrie on a post it note. He did not have the courage or nerves to tell her face to face.

None of her girlfriends believed that a person would be so cowardly until they saw the note themselves. How tragically devastating this form of breakup was!

Now, a new version of pusillanimous conduct is on the horizon. A person can say via text messaging or emailing what he / she is not man (or woman) enough to say in person. Everybody does it; even bosses! Sure, I know that there are legitimate reasons to say things technologically. It’s convenient, fast, efficient, financially feasible, timely, and expedient.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe in its uses. I use my iPhone and iPad religiously. I am codependent upon these devices. I just have problems with people who cannot stand behind their words or actions; people who use technology as a cowardly shield. Thus, it is not the technology; it’s the lily-livered person that I defy. They are dangerously sneaky and spineless punks. No worries. That is their problem; not mine. Maybe, I will reveal what I think about them with a text message or on a sticky note!

Photo reprint: www.randompocketnotes.com

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