Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Signs You Live In A Tech-Heavy Household

May 17, 2023

When your Internet connection is proving spotty (as it has been today), and you need three different passwords because one router is the fastest, one router is the strongest, and one router comes back the fastest after a disconnect.

And Pokemon Go . . . And Pocket Camp . . .

June 9, 2022

The next time someone asks me, “How familiar are you with technology?”, I’m just going to answer, “I’ve had evening plans delayed due to Minecraft.”

Maybe That WAS The Meditation . . . Seems Appropriate, At Least

May 4, 2021

Today’s marks the day I had my most “21st century” conversation to date:

Me: (Seeing that L’s Mother is wearing a VR helmet) What are you doing?

L’s Mother: I’m doing a quick VR meditation, but all I’m seeing is “Updating, please wait.”

He Uses Them As Nightlights

February 18, 2020

Me:  I’m just going to change the batteries in L’s candles.  *pauses*  We live in a weird age!

This Seems Like A Safe Bet To Me

March 6, 2019

While there’s always the possibility of extenuating circumstances, of course, in this day and age if you don’t respond to my e-mail in the timeframe you could have sent a response across country via Pony Express, I figure I’m not getting an answer.

Okay . . . They Need To Warn People With A Face Like MINE, At Least

August 29, 2016

I am in no way technophobic . . . barring of course my fears concerning things like engineered super plagues, or nuclear (or worse) devastation, or the risks of overlying on A.I.’s, or . . .

Okay, maybe I’m a little technophobic . . . but in a (mostly) rational way.  As a general rule I like technology, I embrace technology.  There are certainly risks to be aware of, costs versus gains to be kept in mind, but I for one am glad to be living in a technological age.

Some lines, however, should never be crossed.

I’ve adapted to the idea that phones are now also cameras, and while I don’t personally embrace the “selfie” culture, I recognize it exists, so yesterday I started familiarizing myself with Snapchat so I could better keep in touch with some people I know who enjoy taking pictures of themselves and the world around them.  So after downloading the app, I’m opening it up for the first time and . . . WHAM!  My phone is now a digital mirror and I’m staring at my own face!

They need to warn people in advance that Snapchat does that!

Potato, Potahto

February 4, 2013

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke

Any magic sufficiently understood is indistinguishable from technology.

– L’s Mother