Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Speak Up!

I had an interesting experience today. I was directed to an interesting blog by a friend. I read the blog and of course the comments. The blog was a simple opinion about an e-reader. The comments--many of them were extremely negative and angry. I commented mentioning my own positive experience with an e-reader.

And found myself the target of quite a long-winded comment about my naivete. Hmmm. Until I went to that blog I had no idea that there are so many people who downright object to technology in all its myriad forms. No idea. Needless to say, it was quite an eye-opening experience for me.

I'm trying to envision a pre-computer world. I lived in that day and age. The first computers were just barely in use when I graduated from highschool. I'm wondering if we really want to return to that age. Do we really want to do without all of our gadgets like microwaves and ipods and cell phones?

Admittedly, I wish they would out-law driving while talking on a cell phone. I can't count the number of times I've nearly been run down by people who were distracted because they were talking on their phones. I also find it annoying when people in public restrooms insist on carrying on private conversations while they occupy the stall next to mine. Are they under the impression that no one can hear them?

But all of that aside, what kind of world would we be living in now without our current level of technology? I'm a little puzzled by the objections. So tell me... what do you think? Techno--or no?


In the meantime don't forget to pop over to Amarinda's Place at www.amarindajones.blogspot.com and Kelly's Blog at www.kkirch.blogspot.com for a new perspective on life. I'm also blogging today at www.TalesoftheTrade.blogspot.com about reference books. Blessings on your day!


  1. Well, some people are against the wheel and they are still querying fire...let 'em. It gives their lives some meaning

  2. Man, Anny, I'm sorry that happened to you. ebooks and then ereaders are some of the best things to come down the pike in while. In ten years these people will be wondering how they ever lived without them...

  3. Amen to the outlawing of driving while on cell phones. Hubby frequently works heavy highway construction and has witnessed drivers literally ploughing into the car in front of them, all the while talking on the cell. And have no memory of seeing the car in front of them until it was too late.

    And this should also include texting.

  4. Cell phones in the stall: That isn't my first thought Anny--Privacy. My first thought is, do your friends really want to hear what you're makin' right now??

    That blog is usually interesting but the freak commenting was rude and into personal attackes. After several of my own I chalked it up to a seriously angry man. He commented all day. Who is the loser without a life??

  5. I can't imagine life without technology even though like you I was alive before microwaves. Personally I can't wait for things like ebook readers to get more advanced so a technomoron like me can easily use one.

  6. More ereaders equals fewer dead trees. Your rude commenter is just that - RUDE.

  7. Yikes! Sorry about that, Ms. Anny.
    I can't always keep up, but I can't imagine where we'd be without technology.