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Monday Mottoes – #174

FrustrationWe’re talking frustration. Total frustration. Have you ever been there? I have blocked out a chunk of time to get ahead on some very important projects. Only problem is, I am stymied by technology which is refusing me access to information that I desperately need.

And tech support is gone.

I fight the feeling of going down the tubes, pushing it from my mind.

I step into the role of being my own tech support, which is totally laughable if you knew me, but totally necessary with what’s currently at stake. The fact that this is eating up my time, devouring it in huge bites and gulps, is infuriating, so I push it from my mind.

Which leads us to the fact that today we have two— count them— two quotes on which you may wish to ruminate. The first demonstrates frustrated-computer-userthe dangers of the online lives we’ve created:

“Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.” ~Alvin Toffler

I couldn’t have said it better myself. And then there’s this one:

“The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.” ~Andrew Brown

frustrated-woman-with-computerSo I step back and consider my own dependency on the internet. Is it truly as necessary as we have made it? Do we need to have video conference calls with other parts of the world, search libraries for information far from home, and send messages in real time anywhere on the face of the globe?

Um, yes. Nowadays it’s de rigeur to be up-to-speed in every way. Therefore, when there’s a power outage or computer glitch, it’s beyond frustrating.

My philosophy: use technology when you can. And when you can’t, have a Plan B. One way or another, you can do it. If anything, technology trials and tribulations will help us develop our creativity.

Happy Monday, everyone!


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