Technology Is Great–
When It Works!
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m picking up where I left off and continuing my Ultimate Blog Challenge posts into May. The post for UBC day #12 is to discuss what happens when technology fails!
I think we’ve all had those times when we fully expect our digital gadget – laptop, tablet, cell phone, or other device – to turn on or connect to the Internet like it has done every other time…but THIS time, a blank screen greets us or some error message indicates a problem. We’ve become so dependent on our technology being there for us, and when it is NOT…it usually causes an initial moment of disbelief, kind of like the expression on this guy’s face…
That initial disbelief can turn to panic, especially if you’re someone–like me– who works from home and depends on technology for work and school. When it doesn’t work, it definitely interferes with plans for the day, as you have to make alternative arrangements.
For instance, one day when our WiFi malfunctioned and I had a work deadline, I drove a few miles up the road to a Dunkin’ Donuts and got set up with a bagel and coffee while I did my work.
Other times when both technology AND electricity failed–I used “old-fashioned” paper and pen to do some work. Sometimes the lack of technology creates the opportunity–perhaps forces us into the situation–to do other tasks we have put off, like decluttering, reading, exercising, or any other activity that doesn’t require technology or even electricity, at times.
The key seems to be to choose to make the best of the day, implement “Plan B” for the time you need it, and still manage to enjoy the day, trusting life will return to normal
So What About YOU?
Have you had one of THOSE moments when technology fails you?
Do you have alternate plans when technology and/or electricity is NOT available for you?