Linking up with Kirsty this week from My Home Truths for I Must Confess Monday
This week our prompt is how many devices do you own & what do you do with them?
Well as I sit here typing on my laptop with my ipad also in front of me and my iphone on the table beside me while watching my downloaded shows from the internet on my Plasma TV, I feel that I have an addiction...... It's not a new revelation for me, I have known for some time that I have this problem, it's often pointed out to me by family and friends and I joke it off by saying 'there are worse things I could be addicted to....drugs, alcohol' Lol...
I am scared to admit that I can't imagine a time before I had all these devices. They have become such a big part of my life now that I do wonder what I did 'back in the olden days' as my kids at school would say, before all of this became such a big part of me.
I withheld from the iphone craze for as long as I could, I couldn't see the point and what all the fuss was about, but when my mobile phone at the time met with an unfortunate accident at the races I decided to jump on the bandwagon and well, it didn't take long before I was well educated about what the fuss was all about. It wasn't long before I started contemplating adding to my 'I' family, I already had an ipod and iphone so it seemed right to get an ipad as well!
Gone are the days where a mobile phone is just a phone and used to call people whenever, wherever. My iphone is my calculator, my shopping list, my notebook, my map, my calendar, my address book, my camera, my clock, my alarm, my bank, my tv guide, my email, my shop, my CD player, my weather man amongst many many other things. I now cannot imagine life without it.
Do I think all these improvements in technology have been a positive or negative thing? Truth is, I'm torn... I definitely think it has made my life so much easier. I mean seriously, as soon as I start up my new car all my phone details download to my car and I can make or receive a phone call with the push of a button on my steering wheel, I mean that's just crazy! Am not sure what Karl Benz would make of all this, or if he ever thought it would be possible!
All this technology has made us contactable 24/7 and is this a good thing? Can we ever truly disconnect from the world? I think not... Good thing or bad? I think both. We are connected yet sometimes I think we are so disconnected. Gone is the art of letter writing, deep and meaningful phone calls that last forever, and they are replaced with a quick SMS or a short message on a 'wall'. We have become so reliant on other people also having these devices with them 24/7. How many times have you become frustrated when someone hasn't returned your text within 5 minutes of you hitting the send button?! I know I have!!
|Nice to know there are some things that will never change! Lol...|
So there you have it I admit, I confess to being an iphone, ipod (x2 shhhh don't tell anyone), ipad, laptop owning pinterest, facebook, instagram, twitter, internet banking, game playing, tv downloading, emailing, itunes using technology device owning addict!!!
Best sign off, my iphone just dingled to let me know I have a new text message, my farm needs tending to on my ipad on Hay Day and am sure there's been some Facebook notifications I haven't read yet!!!.....