A Willful Woman…

Thoughts about books from a romance addict.

technowankery

on January 31, 2014

Hub likes to mock a friend who mentioned gleefully that there’s an app that lets you order pizza from your phone! I was sorry to have to tell him that I have become that woman.

To hold on to the last feeble remnants of my life and privacy, I don’t have a data plan. So yesterday, I was trying to figure out how I could get my phone and kindle synced after I worked out at the gym. I even pondered just reading on my phone the whole time, so I wouldn’t have to worry about it. It took a terrifyingly long time for me to realize that after the gym I would still have my kindle with me and didn’t need to sync it.

Today, I was wishing I’d ripped my CD of the “Frozen” soundtrack so I could listen to it while I drove. Happily, I remembered the existence of the CD player in my car before I left the house, possibly avoiding a major accident from smacking myself in the head while driving.

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3 responses to “technowankery

  1. Shannon C. says:

    I get where you’re coming from, but I just have to say that I will not go back to the days when I couldn’t order pizza from my phone. You can’t make me. That said, I did buy the Frozen soundtrack via iTunes even though I had access to a CD I could rip. After which I promptly had a “You are such a millennial. For the love of Pete, go read a dead tree book!” moment in my head.

    • willaful says:

      Really, hub has a nerve mocking this woman because he will do just about anything to avoid making a simple phone call. As will I, and pretty much everyone I know.

  2. AJH says:

    My name’s Alexis Hall, and I’m a technowanker… I seriously can’t function without having all the things on all the things.It gets me really stressed, for no apparent reason except consumer co-dependency I think,if I feel there’s something I can’t instantly access. Even, though, in practice you’re not going to be on a bus and think “wow, what I really right now is a copy of Dracula available on my iWossname.”

    My final capitulation was the abandonment of my faithful USB key and my adoption of Dropbox. Which I love. With all the passion. Because it is the things, and the things are everywhere, and previously I lived in this perpetual but low level state of panic that I was going to get mugged, or just have my USB key stolen, and I’d lose everything. Of course I backed up but there was still that residual fear.

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