Do you have a love/hate relationship with technology? I mentioned in my post last week about using FaceTime to "be with" people at their reunion 700 miles away. I basically experienced what science fiction told us our phone calls would one day be like. For an old guy, I use quite a bit of technology, but things keep changing so quickly that there's much that I've never even heard of. I feel as if I'm holding on for dear life on a fast ride, and yet I know that compared to some, I'm not moving along very fast at all. Sometimes I feel as if I'm in a time warp. Strangely enough, time flies even when you're not having fun! I ran across a quotation recently from 1971 — "Technology ... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other." — C. P. Snow
Today's post is a couple of jokes related to this idea.
A man was visiting his son and daughter-in-law one night when he asked if he could borrow a newspaper.
"This is the 21st century," said his son. "We don't waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPad."
You know, that fly never knew what hit it!
Tech Support: "I need you to right-click on the open desktop."
Tech Support: "Did you get a pop-up menu?"
Tech Support: "Ok. Right click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?"
Tech Support: "Ok, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point?"
Customer: "Sure, you told me to do the same thing twice now — you told me to write 'click' and so I wrote 'click' two times on the piece of paper on my desk."
Tech Support: "Tell me, is the cursor still there?"
Customer: "No, I'm alone right now.
How about you? Do you ever feel as if you're in some sort of time warp technologically?
"We have to know what is big and what is little. We have to know what is necessary and what is a distraction." — Drew Conley (in reference to spiritual matters, but applicable to life in general)
Obsolete: Any bit of technology you own
Microsecond: The time it takes for your state-of-the-art technology to become obsolete
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