Sometimes, in the midst of making strides to simplify my life, I find myself wondering: does technology really help me to streamline or does it just complicate things?
I know that in my day-to-day work, I LOVE being able to type and edit (heck – RECORD and edit!) and to print, and send e-mails, text, all that fun stuff. But I recently have been questioning this term: time-saving device.
I am about to start paying bills online. I realize that I am one of the later hold-outs on this. Perhaps you’ve been doing this for years by now, like my own mother has. I imagine it really will be an improvement. Better for the environment – unless you take into account the time spent on my computer and the power that takes – and better certainly in terms of stamps and maybe even ease. Right?
But I tried my first little outing for that last night. And what did I get? A page that said I couldn’t do it now. I called and indeed, their whole system was down.
Then it occurred to me: what if ALL our systems go down at some point – my computer, yours’, all of our electricity-driven machines… It happens here and there in places and times. Would I even know my own name any more? I certainly wouldn’t know my bank balance. And I would have lost your birthday!
I do love the freedom, but I don’t feel like I am in my office or on my computer less because of all this “simplifying-stuff”. And where’s all that time I saved from all those time-saving devices?
Just a thought…
Have an easy and productive day…well, or not. Love and Blessings,