Technology

Once upon a time, there was a girl and there was an I-Pad.  The girl fell in love with the smooth touchscreen and colours of her new toy and promised to love and cherish it forever. But then her toy misbehaved and wouldn’t do as it was told and she divorced it in favour of a new shiny device and the cycle began again…The End.

I have a love/hate relationship with technology.  It’s great when it works, but when it doesn’t it can be, quite simply, a ball ache.

I’m not tech savvy and I’ve no clue what to do when I encounter a glitch.  I usually fall back on the old tried and tested: Switch it off and on.  If that doesn’t work I go back to my old friend and foe technology to look up the answer online.

The biggest ball-ache I find with faulty tech, is how time-consuming and stressful it is to try to fix things, especially when you have a rudimentary understanding as I do.  I can spend hours scouring on-line blogs and websites, centuries if I’m unfortunate enough to have to call for help.  But whilst I’m mentally throwing ‘said’ technology out of the window, I tend to reach a solution in the end or go without.

I also seem to be the go-to person for everyone else’s tech problems.   They don’t seem to get that 9 times out of 10, I’m as clueless as they are, which means the only advice I can give is: Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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Despite my grumbles, I do like technology and how handy it can be.  There’s nothing you can’t find online, and for a writer that’s almost essential from a research point of view.
It’s also great to connect to the worldwide writing community, as together we can help each other grow and become better at what we do, and personally I’ve learned so much through the power of connecting to others.  So, my marriage with technology is there to stay, and like any healthy relationship, we’ll have our ups and downs, but hopefully manage to sustain our happily ever after.
Featured Photo by Ales Nesetril on Unsplash
Middle Photo by Fancycrave on Unsplash
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