Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Final Straw

Seriously, I am starting to hate technology. It doesn't work when I want it to. It always has bugs in it. I waste as much time trying to make it work as I do trying to accomplish what I am using it to do.

But here is the irony, in what way am I complaining about technology? On a blog!!! Yup, these days, I think for better or worse, richer or poorer, sickness and health, we are stuck with each other.

Technology offers ease and instant gratification. We are starting to get used to liking things done yesterday. Gone are the days of trying to find something to do, or searching for people to meet in person in the real world. Nope, we can just flip a switch and find something to entertain us and pass the time.

But, why do we do this? That is a question for someone smarter than me to answer? I'd thought I'd just ask.

1 comment:

Lance Strate said...

Your initial point reminds me of the fact that Plato in his Phaedrus argues against writing, but does so in writing. If you want to be heard, you have to use the available means of communication. I think that's one motivation for using the technology, others having to do with the basic human desire to socialize and to play.