It may come as a bit of a surprise to some who know me, but I have a tendency to resist technology, for as long as I can.
I think it’s because I know that when I eventually will come around to the latest thing, it will take over my life and become the thing I can’t live without.
So I resist, for as long as I can. I wait, while everyone jumps on the new fad, and I watch, to see if it’s just a silly fad and people are wasting their time and money, or if it really is a thing that is worth having in my life.
Case in point – I always had a PC… for years and years and years. and years. I never understood the laptop thing. I always thought PCs were more reliable…. but in the back of my head, I knew that if I ever had a laptop, it could spell disaster – I would be on the computer in the lounge room, while watching TV, or taking up family time. So I resisted.
Until earlier this year, when the PC was dying, flailing its legs and arms and spitting and spluttering and giving me a hard time.
Then came the router. And then came a new home for the laptop, the coffee table.
…. and I wonder, how on earth did I ever sit at a PC down the other end of the house, away from the action of the lounge room? I wonder, why and how did I resist for so long?
It took some time to get used to the laptop keyboard, but now, I barely can get back on a regular keyboard. Funny how that happens!
Case in point number two…. I have always just been so behind when it comes to mobile phones. All I cared about was if it could A) make phone calls, and B) send text messages. I didn’t care about a camera. I had a point and shoot camera for that job.
But we have business plans with hubby’s business and time comes for us to update our phones. Then I need C) a camera. But I never wanted internet or email. I resisted the original iPhone as a gimmick two years ago.
And when time came for new contracts a few months ago, I still resisted the iPhone. Why do I need to be so connected? I don’t want to be so available. And I am a “Nokia girl”.
Should we not have had problems with our stupid new Nokia Navigator phones, I would not have known the joys of an iPhone…..
But the only way I was to have one, was if I got a heavy duty case around it, like the one below.
Because I am Queen Phone Dropper.
And while I think the iPhone is sometimes frustrating that some simple things can’t be done, the free facebook usage in my plan means I do what I was scared I would do! I know myself too well.
So, I am not sure if being so connected is such a great thing or not…!
Do you resist technology?
Do you like or dislike being so connected, or available?