I spend most of my days at the computer, online, working. I’m not a longhand writer, and I love being part of the online writing community, so technology is crucial for me.
The Good News: I got an iPhone (NOT a birthday present, Randy insisted, so he gave it to me the night before my birthday)! The neverending quest for places with Wi-Fi can end now. I will have my phone, email checker, voice recorder, walking GPS, camera, and more–all in one handy dandy device.
AND my new laptop (to replace my new laptop that died immediately, even before I was fully switched over to it) is basically set up. Time to start using it so I can tell which programs are missing, which have to be registered, which files still need to be copied over from my old laptop, etc.
These are both very good things.
The Bad News: For the next month, at least, I will be a tech wreck. Every file I want will be on the laptop I’m not on. I will miss a few emails that get lost in the switch. I will not know how to turn off the volume on my iPhone and that cute dancing girl Youtube video will blare during the Dolphins game. Randy will start avoiding me because every conversation will start with, “When you have time, can you show me how to..” All my information will be in limbo, and everything will take me at least twice as long to accomplish.
The good news far outweighs the bad news. And I’m extremely grateful to have a personal help desk (aka Randy) to oversee my technology stuff so I’m not still writing poetry on papyrus. But I know in the short term, my productivity will go down and my stress level will go up. Hopefully, by Thanksgiving, I will have navigated the learning curve for my two new tech things. Fingers crossed.
Meanwhile, if I never answered your email, it probably got lost in limbo.