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Archive for March 26th, 2010

I was walking down the hill today returning from the village when I noticed 3 guys putting the finishing touches to a black Porsche that they were cleaning.  I sauntered on over and with a big smille on my face said: “Hey guys, you’ve done a great job, thanks a lot. Can I take my car now?”  The look on their faces: classic.  Two of the guys looked at me absolutely dumbfounded and jaws gaping.  The other chap caught on real quick and with a florish and a bow, said: “You’re welcome Ma’am, off you go!”  What a great life 🙂

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mmm, so here I am back online!  and what is so special about that? well I have been without a computer for the last 5 days. Nothing major, just upgrading from one package to another, sending one back and ordering another.

No big deal, except I had to live for a whole week without a computer!  After a day I was beginning to suffer from withdrawal symptoms and became real edgy with the frustration of being unable to communicate.   This gave me pause for thought and with time for reflection I had to ponder on the absurdity of life where in order to remain connected to the wider world we need (and I use the word ‘need’ quite seriously) a computer or some such similar device.

I had time to think about the fact that before I ever had a computer, I had a life.  I used to read books a lot, I used to play games with my daughter (ok well she’s married now and lives in another house, so that’s a moot point), I used to build jigsaw puzzles and knit a lot and go for long walks.  My life now consists of yahoo, twitter, facebook, youtube, google, hootsuite, and so on and so forth.  I never move more than 2 feet without my phone, which has twitter, facebook, skype and yahoo.  If at any time I am unable to connect I get stressed and annoyed.

Have I become a technology junkie?

Having said that, I love the internet, I love being able to connect with the wider world and I love that I am able to find out just about anything I want at virtually the stroke of the keys!  I enjoy blogging, posting photos to the internet, reading other people’s thoughts and posts on twitter, finding out what’s happening thousands of miles away, sometimes before it’s even on the news. I love that I am able to email folks back home and friends in countries far far away.  I love being able to chat to friends and family via skype, for as long as like and at no cost. I love reading other people’s blogs and have learnt so much more about the world than before.

I would not want to go back for anything. 🙂

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