The Importance Of Technology In My Life

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As previously stated, the most important and valuable technology in my life is my laptop computer. I do check in regularly and respond to my email and any online classes I might have usually, several times daily. Technology is controlled for me by my own choice. I don’t have an iPhone, but I do have a cell phone that one of my grandchildren refers to as “embarrassing.” It’s a “pay as you go” phone that has big buttons that I can actually see! It does not take pictures and it doesn’t have internet capability. I do have a Facebook account, but I don’t care to check into it constantly and I don’t choose to have people tracking me down while I’m in the midst of working, or I’m at an appointment, etc. My cell phone isn’t used to chat endlessly…show more content…
I have a land-line telephone with the same number that I’ve had for over thirty-years and its connected to a digital answering system, which is what most people call when they want to speak with me, or leave me a message. I still do use the telephone book to look up numbers and I use the internet also, but sometimes it’s faster to simply look it up in the book. I have voicemail on my cell phone also, and I do listen to it, contingent upon if I hear it ring! I’m not the traditional person sitting in a restaurant with her nose stuck in a cellphone or fingers busily texting, but I see folks doing this type of thing constantly. My grandson wanted to teach me to text and he did, but it just didn’t click for me, I don’t see the necessity. I’m more of a dial my number and talk to me kind of person. While waiting in traffic last summer, I watched a girl almost walk into an oncoming truck because she was looking at her cell phone and not paying attention to…show more content…
I love technology, but I have no desire for it to take over my life. I absolutely love my laptop, the ease of typing in what I want and having lots of choices pop up in front of me to ponder over, it’s wonderful, convenient, and it makes my life so much easier. I like to get on YouTube and find an instructional video that shows me how to sand down my tabletop and varnish it, or watch my favorite band performing a new song or listen to a Ted Talk. I have found most everything that I’ve looked for and been able to pick and choose what information checks out as credible. I think sometimes folks have to be told that not everything you read online is accurate and you cannot always take it at face value, therefore, like a good reporter check, and then double check your sources. I certainly can relate in part to Carr’s essay and his concerns that we could possibly be turning into a society of pancake brains. Although I am a staunch advocate of the internet and technology in general, I decided long ago not to let it suck me up and that is what seems to have happened to many folks over time. If I don’t monitor myself,
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