Technology and Me
This has been a week of technology challenges and I’ve got to ask the question (to myself) why does technology hate me?
It seems that whenever I make a change technology-wise, even the smallest one i.e. upgrade an internet plan, change computers or whenever I feel brave and try something new – a new website, blog, set-up of Facebook and Twitter, it never goes smoothly – something always seems to jump up and bite me.
So this week it’s been an email issue. I have given up trying to work out who’s at fault here (of course it’s not me – never is) and accepted the fact that to ask ‘WHY’ is not fashionable (because no-one can ever tell you why a system works one day, fails the next or indeed why a password is happy to be obedient one day and then not.)
I’ve accepted that for now, that’s just the way it is, but what really annoys me is that all of this technology frustration has eaten so viciously and greedily into my creative time. I believe there is nothing more harmful to creating a beautiful story, in words, pictures, dance or music, than brawling with technology.
I do acknowledge that technology has now taken permanent residence in our lives and in all areas of the arts – a writer needs a computer (and all the additional bits), an illustrator the same (or at least many of today’s illustrators), and dancers and musicians need it at the very least, for their performance.
I’ll ask again. Why does technology hate me? And I’ll reply that I hate it too – when it’s misbehaving. The rest of the time I am as dependent upon it (and sometimes even love it) as much as the next person.
So now I’ve voiced my anger and frustration, I will strive to replace my creativity hat and simply move on and write.