I wanted to write my Technology Tuesdays this week but my iMac froze on me. That made me think how dependant we are on gadgets. We expect them to work all the time – and when they don’t – a wave of frustration comes over us. I could have written a post to upload later from my iPad or iPhone – but I was simply too annoyed.
I got over the annoyance in a day. The next day another technology mishap was waiting to happen. Yesterday I was out at Westfield with a friend and realised I forgot my phone at home. I realised when I reached the tube station – before meeting her. I stood there paralysed for a minute. How do I contact her? How do I ask my husband to pick me up from the station in the evening? How will he gauge the time? I was stressed.
I regained my composure and used a public pay-phone. To my surprise, they are hard to find and the price reflects the fact that they take advantage of people’s desperation. 60p as a starting rate is a joke in my opinion. Funnily enough, the credit expired after a second of me getting through.
Fortunately, I brought my iPad mini along in my handbag and upon reaching Westfield made full use of the free wi-fi. THANK YOU WESTFIELD! 🙂 I iMessaged my way into successfully meeting up with my friend and contacting my husband too.
Sadly, Wifi saved my day. We depend on technology more than we know. I’m questioning the effects of technology on my everyday life. Certainly, it makes life easier. Yet, the absence of it paralyses us in a way it would not if we weren’t so dependant on it.