I have a few confessions to make. I'm not a fan of technology. There, I said it. I could do happily without cell phones, video games, ipods and even computers. Now, that said these are things that I use daily and it would be difficult to do without them but I have to wonder if we'd all be better off without them. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and Glee. My goodness, we even have 3D televisions now and computers that will run your entire house!
There are kids and adults alike who spend more time socializing online than in person. We depend so much on technology to wake us up, keep us entertained and even hook us up with a date. I often think back to a time when we didn't have so many of these new and great ideas and sigh with memories of a simpler time. These devices cause stress and unrest at times.
In the old days, and by old I mean about 20 years ago, kids played outside and people met one another at parties or through friends. 40 years ago you had to actually get off of the couch to change the channel and block parties were considered a fun Saturday night.
Long ago cursing on tv and showing partial cleavage was considered taboo and now, as a society, we're desensitized to those kind of things. Even in ebook publishing it seems that authors are pushing further and further into unheard of 'limits'.
Many of you will tell me I'm wrong that technology is the wave of the future and you're probably right. I'll keep writing ebooks and print alike because I enjoy reading both. But if you see me with a smile on my face, know that I'm secretly wishing for the simpler times of yesterday.
What technology is your must have?